Representació política, Recursos públics i Construcció de l’Estat – 600 anys de la Generalitat Valenciana
València – Morella – Alacant, 21-28 oct 2018
This year makes the 600th anniversary of the creation of the Generalitat Valencian, the institution that, initially born with a fiscal and financial purpose, would end up holding the highest political representation of the kingdom. In fact, and like its Catalan and Aragonese counterparts, the Generalitat of the kingdom of Valencia had been created much earlier, in the context of the long war with Castile during the second half of the 14th century, when a major economic effort was necessary in front of the enormous volume of war expenditure. It was not until 1418, though, with Alfons the Magnanimous, when the new institution was fully developed and began to function normally. The Generalitat, initially called Diputació del General, was a permanent commission of theCorts, that is to say, a “deputation”, which represented the whole—the “general” or “generality”—of the inhabitants of the kingdom of Valencia.
The celebration of the 600th anniversary of its creation will undoubtedly help to better understand the most important of the Valencian institutions, which embodies the political representation of Valencia and the administration of self-government, as well as Valencian history in general. This is, among other academic and historiographical ones, the objective of this international congress, which brings together historians from different countries that have specialised in the big issues that will be addressed: State, finances, taxation, public debt, political thought, culture, art…
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