9780802713490

The Basque History of the World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802713490

  • ISBN10:

    0802713491

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-10-01
  • Publisher: Walker Books

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Summary

The Basques. "They are a mythical people, almost an imagined people," writes Mark Kurlansky. Living in seven provinces in a small corner of Spain and France in a land that is marked on no maps except their own, straddling the rugged Pyrenees Mountains, the Basques are a puzzling contradiction--they are Europe's oldest nation without ever having been a country.

Author Biography

Mark Kurlansky began his career as a foreign correspondent writing about the last years of Francoism in Spain, especially in the Basque provinces, and he has returned there annually for the past twenty-five years. He is the author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World, which won the James Beard Award for Excellence in Food Writing, and also of A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Maps
ix
Introduction: The Island and the World 1(12)
Part One THE SURVIVAL OF EUSKAL HERRIA
The Basque Cake
13(5)
The Basque Myth
18(9)
The Basque Problem
27(16)
The Basque Whale
43(22)
The Basque Saint
65(15)
The Basque Billy Goat
80(23)
The Wealth of Non-Nations
103(31)
Part Two THE DAWN OF EUSKADI
The Basque Onomatopoeia
129(5)
The Basque Beret
134(19)
The Basque Ear
153(24)
Gernika
177(29)
The Potato Time
206(18)
Speaking Christian
224(18)
Eventually Night Falls
242(25)
Part Three EUSKADI ASKATUTA
Slippery Maketos
259(8)
The Great Opportunity
267(18)
Checks and Balances
285(23)
Surviving Democracy
308(18)
The Nation
326(26)
Postscript: The Death of a Basque Pig 352(8)
The Basque Thank You 360(2)
Bibliography 362(11)
Index of Proper Nouns 373

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