Bosch Gimpera, Pedro

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Bosch Gimpera, Pedro


Born Mar. 22, 1891, in Barcelona. Spanish historian, archaeologist, and ethnographer.

Between 1915 and 1939, Bosch Gimpera directed the archaeological service of Catalonia. He was a professor at the University of Barcelona from 1916 to 1939. During 1937–38 he was minister of justice in the autonomous Catalonian government. He is a progressive public figure, an antifascist. After the establishment of Franco’s regime, he emigrated from Spain; he has lived in Mexico since 1940. His main works are on the ancient history, archaeology, and historical ethnography of Western Europe and the Mediterranean region.


Las razas humanas, vols. 1–2. Barcelona, 1928.
“Le relazioni mediterranee postmicenee ed il problema etrusco.” Studi etruschi, 1929, vol. 3.
Etnología de la Peninsula Ibérica. Barcelona, 1932.
El Poblamiento antiguo y la formación de los pueblos de España. Mexico City, 1944.
“Ibéres, Basques, Celtes.” Orbis, 1956, vol. 5.
El problema indoeuropeo. Mexico City, 1960.
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