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The Basque History of the World

The Basque History of the World

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Published by Walker Books in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24287789M
ISBN 100802799736
OCLC/WorldCa61727838

Following the First World War (), the Basque Country was one of the most important industrial and commercial hubs in Spain. The advent of the Second Spanish Republic () polarized Spain between left and right. The Basque Country was far from settled, and infighting pitted Socialists against conservatives. The Basque History Of The World by Mark Kurlansky, , download free ebooks, Download free PDF EPUB ebook.

Get this from a library! The Basque history of the world. [Mark Kurlansky; George Guidall] -- Settled in the western Pyrenees Mountains, the Basque nation is not drawn on maps and the origin of their forbidden language has never been discovered. Yet, Basques appear to . The Basque History of the World is the illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people. Signs of their civilization existed well before the arrival of the Romans in B.C., and though theories abound, no one has ever been able to determine their origins.

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The Basque History of the World is an honorable title, alerting readers to its singularly Basque-centric mix of cultural studies, history, and politics. The writing is direct and accessible, although limited by the occasional descriptive clichÇ /5.

Mark Kurlansky's passion for the Basque people and his exuberant eye for detail shine throughout this fascinating book. Like Cod, The The Basque History of the World book History of the World, blends human stories with economic, political, literary, and culinary history into a rich and heroic tale.

Among the Basques' greatest accomplishments:Cited by: About The Basque History of the World. From Mark Kurlansky, the bestselling author of Cod, Salt, Birdseye, and Paper—the illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people Straddling a small corner of Spain and France in a land that is marked on no maps except their own, the Basques are a puzzling contradiction—they are Europe’s oldest nation without ever having been a country.

This is a lengthy and detailed accounting of Basque history, language, culinary arts and culture. I read it over time for many reasons, one of which it can be so detailed as to become tedious. Having said that, I learned a lot about the basque way of viewing the world and basque trials and tribulations of fitting into a Spanish/French culture /5().

The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation Mark Kurlansky's passion for the Basque people and his exuberant eye for detail shine throughout this fascinating : Robert Wernick. Buy a cheap copy of The Basque History of the World: The book by Mark Kurlansky.

The buzz about the Guggenheim Bilbao aside, the Basques seldom get good press--from the 12th-century Codex of Calixtus (A Basque or Navarrese would do in a French Free shipping over $Cited by: “The most highly developed salt cod cuisine in the world is that of the Spanish Basque provinces.

Until the nineteenth century, salt cod was exclusively food for the poor, usually broken up in stews.” ― Mark Kurlansky, Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World. This book details the long series of agonizing disappointments the Basque people have endured, but even more importantly it describes the heights to which the Basques rose during their long history.

These are generally unknown to Americans and I suspect to most Europeans too, both among the neighbors of the Basques and among those who live at. Like Cod, The Basque History of the World,blends human stories with economic, political, literary, and culinary history into a rich and heroic tale.

Among the Basques' greatest accomplishments: •Exploration—the first man to circumnavigate the globe, Juan Sebastian de Elcano, was a Basque and the Basques were the second Europeans, after the /5(13).

The Basques, the Catalans and Spain, Daniele Conversi,ISBN The Basque History of the World, Mark Kurlansky,ISBN The Oldest Europeans, J. del Giorgio, A. Place,ISBN Ethnologue report for France for population statistics in (including those of mixed ancestry): 6,   The Basque History of the World is the illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people.

Signs of their civilization existed well before the arrival of the Romans in B.C., and though theories abound, no one has ever been able to determine their origins. Their ancient tongue, Euskera, is equally mysterious: It is the oldest living European language, and /5(29).

The book is as politically loaded with opinion as it is culturally informative: Kurlansky expresses sympathy for the cause of Basque independence, arguing that many of Spain's current policies.

Buy The Basque History Of The World New Ed by Kurlansky, Mark (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low /5(). In his entertaining and instructive new book, ''The Basque History of the World,'' Mark Kurlansky sets out to change this perception. As with his last book, ''Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World,'' his approach is unorthodox, mixing.

Kurlansky, who wrote Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, has again put his appetite to work. This book is peppered with recipes for traditional Basque dishes. A roasted sea bream swims in a touch of oil and garlic; red beans from the region of Tolosa are cooked in earthen crocks and garnished with pickled green peppers.

A comprehensive view of all things Basque, from the author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (). The Basque History of the World is an honorable title, alerting readers to its singularly Basque-centric mix of cultural studies, history, and politics. The writing is direct and accessible, although limited by the occasional descriptive clichÇ (&#;jagged Author: Mark Kurlansky.

The Basque History of the World is the illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people. Signs of their civilization existed well before the arrival of the Romans in B.C., and though theories abound, no one has ever been able to determine their origins.

Their ancient tongue, 4/5(12). Basque, member of a people who live in both Spain and France in areas bordering the Bay of Biscay and encompassing the western foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains.

The land inhabited by the Basques has a mild and damp climate and is largely hilly and wooded. Learn more about the Basque people in this article. Basque History of the World audiobook, by Mark Kurlansky Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has drawn enthusiastic praise for his books, which are sharply-focused studies as well as glorious celebrations of their subjects.

In The Basque History of the World, he turns his eye toward Europe's oldest surviving culture-a culture as mysterious as it is /5. According to a popular Bilbao joke, a Bilbaino walks into a store and asks for "a world map of Bilbao" The shop owner unflinchingly answers, "left bank or.

Mark Kurlansky's passion for the Basque people and his exuberant eye for detail shine throughout this fascinating book. Like Cod, The Basque History of the World, blends human stories with economic, political, literary, and culinary history into a rich and heroic tale.

Among the Basques' greatest accomplishments/5(31).Get this from a library! The Basque history of the world. [Mark Kurlansky] -- "The illuminating story of an ancient and enigmatic people. Despite their obscure origins and small numbers, the Basques have had a profound impact on Europe and the world for more than 2,"Basque History of the World" I found very appealing since it was a corner of world history that I was sadly lacking in understanding.

Mark Kurlansky does a creditable job in assembling this account and I for one am grateful. The influence of these people went far beyond their population and national power.