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The Basque history of the world

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, ©1999.
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"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 2,000 years."--Jacket

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kurlansky, Mark.
Basque history of the world.
Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, ©1999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Kurlansky
ISBN: 0676972675 9780676972672 0224060554 9780224060554
OCLC Number: 41993047
Description: xii, 387 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Island and the World --
The Survival of Euskal Herria --
The Basque Cake --
The Basque Myth --
The Basque Problem --
The Basque Whale --
The Basque Saint --
The Basque Billy Goat --
The Wealth of Non-Nation --
The Dawn of Euskadi --
The Basque Onomatopoeia --
The Basque Beret --
The Basque Ear --
Gernika --
The Potato Time --
Speaking Christian --
Eventually Night Falls --
Euskadi Askatuta --
Slippery Maketos --
The Great Opportunity --
Checks and Balances --
Surviving Democracy --
The Nation --
Postscript: The Death of a Basque Pig.
Responsibility: Mark Kurlansky.
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They are a mythical people, almost an imagined people, writes Kurlansky. Signs of their civilization exist well before the arrival of the Romans in 218BC. Their forbidden tongue is equally  Read more...


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