• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

The Principality of Andorra, a small, landlocked country located in the Pyrenees Mountains between France and Spain, is first mentioned in the act of consecration of the Cathedral of Urgell, dated 839. With the rise of feudalism in western Europe, Andorra became a domain of the county of Urgell in 843. The proximity to the Archbishopric of Urgell, a center of Christianity from as early as 527, was key to this religion being officially implanted in Andorra by the end of the 9th century, although this process did not completely eliminate certain pre-Christian beliefs and attitudes. The Inquisition finally eliminated these practices, which originated from a non-Christian belief in the supranatural. In the 10th and 11th centuries, the bishops of Urgell progressively increased their control. ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles