Pierre Vilar

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Pierre Vilar

Pierre Vilar (3 May 1906, Frontignan – 7 August 2003, Saint-Palais) was a French historian specialized in the history of Catalonia and hispanism. He is considered one of the most authoritative 20th-century historians for the history of Spain, for both the Ancien Régime and modern history.[citation needed] He and Jaume Vicens Vives were among the most influential historians of Catalonia.[1]

His short 1947 essay Histoire de l'Espagne (History of Spain), despite being banned under Francoism, has a great success, and after the death of the dictator was frequently used in progressive circles and for teaching. In 2009 it reached its 22nd edition.