Valencia, like the Balearic Islands, received its language and culture from Catalonia. Although the conquest of Valencia was not as bloody as the Balearic, Valencia was also widely populated by Catalans.
At least, that is what Catalanism tells us.
It is also curious that the Valencian authors of this time, do not call the language in which they write Catalan, but Valencian.
It is also curious that Catalan authors of the XV - XIX centuries, do not call Catalan to the language in which they write, but Limousin(translation) .
Or that the most famous author of the "Catalan language" was the Majorcan Ramón Llull .
But what is perhaps more strange is that these Catalan settlers, the vast majority of them illiterate peasants, were the creators of this cultural development in Valencia and the Balearic Islands, while the cultural development in Catalonia, their mother country, was of the most absolute mediocrity until the middle of the 19th century, with the appearance of the Renaixença.
Really the ability of reproduction of the Catalan people is incredible.
Above all, INCREDIBLE!
Especially knowing that in this time, this is documented, that part of Catalonia was still being repopulated.
The Christian repopulation of the Baix Ebre regions - except that of the urban center of Tortosa - had not been seriously undertaken until several decades after its effective military occupation, that is, at the end of the 12th century, developed, mainly, to the activity of the Templars, in the Terra Alta and some particular lords."
The Catalans could hardly repopulate the Balearic Islands and Valencia, when they had no Christian population to repopulate Catalonia itself.
Perhaps, the great majority of the population, continued living where he always lived, and simply changed some lords, the Arabs, for others, the Catalans, contributing with something of population.
While the native people adapted to the new circumstances and new lords, as happened when the old lords, the Visigoths, were replaced by the Arabs.
Here is a sample of that INCREDIBLE Catalan repopulation of Valencia, where he tells us about Mr. Don Próspero de Bofarull i Mascaró , director of the Archive of the Crown of Aragon. You can check the Catalanist manipulation on the supposed Catalan repopulation of Valencia.
Surely the Valencian Golden Age, was fed from the cultural substratum before the Catalans, Al-Andalus , the most advanced society in Europe at that time.
While in the 10th century, the Catalan romance developed as one of the different Occitan dialects spoken in the South and the French Mediterranean coast.
In Valencia we see this romance reflected in the jarchas , which was romance written in Arabic alphabet. The jarchas were verses in romance, written at the end of poems written in Arabic.
meu al habib vay-se
e no més tornarad,
Gar, que faré yo, mamá?
no un bezyello lleixarad?
Ibn Lubbun, 11th century
Text in Valencian
el meu amat se'n va
i mai mes tornarà
Digués, que faré yo, mamà?
ni un beset me deixarà?
While in the territory that will later be Catalonia, Catalan begins to differ slightly from the Occitan language, in Valencia already exists Valencian authors who create poetry and literature.
In 13th century in Valencia we find a character like San Pedro Pascual. He was born in Valencia 11 years before the Christian conquest of James I of Aragon, into a Mozarabic family and that he wrote in archaic Valencian, using words that do not exist in Catalan.
Vulgarly speaking, San Pedro Pascual is for Catalanism like "a pain in the ass", because not only does it show that there were still Mozarabs in Valencia, but also that they continued to use a Romance language similar to the Occitan dialect used by the Catalan troops who came with James I. Obviously for Catalanism this character never existed.
As in Valencia, in Majorca, another area inheriting from Al-Andalus, and that creates one of the most important cartographic schools, and that gave a unique character in the Europe of his time, as Ramón Llull.
Born in Palma 2 years after the Christian conquest and trained in Mallorca. A land that according to Catalanism, was emptied of people and repopulated with Catalan peasants.
Although their parents had a house in Barcelona, they were probably originally from Montpellier , fleeing the Cathar persecution.
Ramón Llull en un manuscrito, año 1321. Wikipedia Born and formed on an island where his entire population was murdered or sold as a slave, and repopulated by Catalan peasants. And there are still people who continue to believe this stupidity, without daring to question anything.
While Catalonia, the supposed mother country of Valencia and the Balearic Islands, represents absolutely NOTHING in European culture. Catalan culture borders on absolute mediocrity until well into the 19th century, when the Renaixença arises .
Can you imagine that Cervantes or Quevedo or Calderón de la Barca or Velázquez, were Mexican, Colombian or Argentine, and that the Spanish Golden Age did not develop until three or four centuries later.
The inferiority complex suffered by Catalanism is enormous, which has made the sense of Catalanist ridicule non-existent. Here you have a sample. According to this association (INH ), watered with the money of the "Generalitat de Catalunya" (Catalan Government), the most important characters of the Spanish Golden Age were actually Catalan.
This is a video of Dolça Catalunya, if you want to have a fun time, you can see a few more of them. Funny if you're not a catalanist, obviously.
The enormous inferiority complex suffered by Catalonia for more than a century, has made possible to create a glorious cultural past that never existed, to cover the absolute mediocrity that was the Catalan culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, has appropriated the baggage of Valencia and the Balearic Islands, which can boast of having left their mark on the European culture of that time.
They say that history is written by the winners. But if you are a loser with enough money to buy renegades and traitors, and put them in strategic positions, such as education, politics, media, justice ... You can rewrite history at your convenience.