Un llibre en Anglès, per un escriptor Americà, sobre l’origen Català de Cristòfol Colom

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Ens arriba un llibre en Anglès sobre l’origen Català d’en Cristòfol Colom, escrit per un escriptor Americà.

cristoforcolomprincepdecatalunya-bilbeny-738119Jordi Bilbeny porta més de 10 anys investigant sobre aquest tema i rebent el descrèdit i els insults espanyolistes, i lamentablement també de catalanistes i també independentistes, per indicar amb proves i referències, que la història que ens han venut és una més de les manipulacions de la corona castellana, ara espanya.

Com a curiositat per a qui no té coneixements d’estudis sobre Colom, la corona espanyola va prohibir publicar qualsevol llibre sobre Amèrica sense passar pels censors reials, primer amb penes de presó i després amb pena de mort. I va privar a Colom de tots els drets que tenia com a Virrei i el dret econòmic sobre tots els diners que generés el nou continent (li corresponia un %). Un espoli perfecte.

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El que diu la vikipèdia sobre Charles J. Merril:

Charles J. Merrill és professor de llengües europees i estudis medievals al seminari Mount St. Mary’s, als Estats Units. És expert en literatura catalana medieval i va col·laborar amb el canal Discovery Channel en un documental sobre Cristòfor Colom.

La primavera de 2008 publica Colom: Solving the Enigma of Columbus’ Origins[1], en què sosté que Colom era català, nascut en una família hostil a la dinastia que governava el seu país. Graduat a la Duke University, l’investigador va passar un any a Cervera estudiant els orígens de l’almirall.

És una traducció de la seva fitxa a DemersBooks:

CHARLES J. MERRILL is associate professor of foreign languages at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. He graduated from Dartmouth College and earned master’s and doctorate degrees from Duke University. He has done extensive research in medieval Catalan literature and has appeared on a Discovery Channel documentary that examined the life of Christopher Columbus.

Per a veure la fitxa de Charles J. Merill a zoominfo en Anglès.

Demers Books recull unes opinions molt interessants sobre el llibre:

 

 “This is not the first time a Catalan nationality has been claims for Columbus … but Merrill … argues convincingly that Columbus’s name was Catalan … ”      �
College & Research Libraries News / George M. Eberhard, senior editor of American Libraries (September 2008)
 “Merrill, a witty writer …  emerged from the darkenss with this interesting book … (and) ultimately convinced me that Christopher Columbus of Genoa was really Cristofor Colom of Catalonia … ”              

-http://confluencecity.blogspot.com

“It has been speculated that … Columbus was not Italian … Merrill … takes up the case that Columbus was from … Catalonia. … Absolute proof is unlikely … but Merrill’s argument is solid.”              

-Book News Inc. (July 2008)

Un briefing (introducció) a Demer Books:

codiccat-colom-columbus-charles-j-merrill-3012158953_81116e4f42_mWas Columbus Catalonian?

School children around the world are taught that Christopher Columbus was Italian, or, more precisely, a Genoese who sailed to the New World for the Spanish only because that country’s sovereigns gave him the money for the project. The idea that Columbus was Italian also fits well with some histories of the Renaissance, which hold that Italy was the birthplace of the Renaissance and that it spread from there. In fact, the Renaissance in Spain is often said to have begun in 1492, the year Columbus, an Italian, “discovered” the Americas.

But what if Columbus were born somewhere else? What if he were Spanish or Catalonian, an area of Spain with Barcelona as its political and cultural center? Such a finding could have far-reaching implications for historical scholarship and for national identities—in fact, it could provide evidence for other historical theories which hold that Italy’s role in the Renaissance may be less prominent than previously thought.

These are some of the implications that stem from Professor Charles J. Merrill’s 40-year program of research to discover the origins of Columbus, the findings of which are summarized in this book. “There‘s no question that some of the proponents of the revisionist theories of Columbus’ origins have been moved by nationalism or other non-scholarly considerations,” Merrill writes in the Introduction. “The best of the unofficial theories have been published in books and journals with minimal circulation, often in obscure languages, that take a good deal of effort to find and read. Having taken the trouble to find and read them, I propose briefly to rehearse those alternative theories … then to give the standard, Italian version and explain … the objections that have been made to it; and then to expound … the thesis that I think is most likely to be the true one: namely, that Christopher Columbus was a Catalan, born in the principality of Catalonia, a member of a family hostile to the dynasty that ruled his country.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
Map
Chapter 1   Claims That Columbus Was Not Italian
Chapter 2  The Official Story: Columbus Was Italian
Chapter 3   Weaknesses in the Official Story
Chapter 4   History of Columbus’ Catalan Origins
Chapter 5   Colom Catal�
Chapter 6   The Trastámaras
Chapter 7   Questions Answered
Chapter 8   Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

 

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ISBN: 9780981600222
Colom of Catalonia: Origins of Christopher Columbus Revealed
by Charles J Merrill

About this title: Long overdue in the eyes of many scholars, this comprehensive examination into the life of Christopher Columbus rehearses the many alternative theories of Columbus’s origins and the objections each has to the Italian theory of his birth. School children around the world are taught that Christopher Columbus was Italian, or, more precisely, a Genoese who sailed to the New World for the Spanish only because that country’s sovereigns gave him the money for the project; many scholars throughout history, however, have cast doubt onto this version of the explorer’s story. After digging up these counter-cultural theories and discussing their individual merits and prejudices, this scholarly investigation selects the theory most likely to be true: Christopher Columbus was a Catalan, born in the principality of Catalonia, a member of a family hostile to the dynasty that ruled his newly united country.

 

Als anys 30 ja hi havia numbrosos historiadors Catalans que havien determinat la Catalanitat de Colom, com el mateix historiador Jordi Bilbeny ha indicat en tantes ocassions.

A nivell internacional era quelcom vox populi, però la guerra civil, la disctadura i la segona guerra mundial van parar tantes coses, i van provocar la destrucció d’obres i llibres, sobretot a Catalunya on la crema de llibres en Català va assolir tases corprenedores.

Una llista d’articles de Charles J. Merrill (zoominfo).

Els estudis de Jordi Bilbeny també revelen que el Colom Català fou una persona sensibilíssima que es preocupà del benestar dels indis i mai els volgué esclavitzar sinó que fosin ciutadans iguals (subdits, no esclaus).

Recomano la lectura de l’article a la seva web:

En Cristòfor Colom i el respecte als indis

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