Just as reincarnationists invariably turn out to have been princesses in earlier lives, so mad, sad Jordi Bilbeny is incapable of retrospectively assigning any but worthies to the Glorious Catalan Nation. His work on Columbus demonstrates a basic ignorance of historical sources and method–Mr Ockham let loose on Mr Bilbeny would make Sweeney Todd look like Little Bo Peep–and his current obsession with Cervantes is unlikely to deliver better results. Fortunately for the scholarly reputation he enjoys among some locals, he writes everything in Catalan, ensuring that his work is ignored by most of those who would be most inclined to refute it.
- Columbus probably Caucasian, possibly Catalan
From the Discovery Channel summary it looks like they have had the sense not to haul in local nutcase Jordi Bilbeny
- Refutation of Bilbeny’s “conclusive proof” that Quijote was written in Catalan
The problem with Catalan “philologist” and “historian” Jordi Bilbeny being a 24-carrot burro is that when he occasionally says something half
- Catalan historical revisionism
Manuel Capdevila occasionally comments here but now has his own blog, Revised Catalonia History, whose goal is to remedy what he
News tha the forst results frem a git big survey on the use of Valencian carried oot fre the Acadèmia Valenciana
- Pà tomaquet not Catalan!
The origins of Catalan cookbook, La cuynera catalana, and a revelatory French description of pan con tomate (albeit soggy) in early