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The Basque History of the World

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The Basque History of the World by Mark Kurlansky
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Feb 01, 2001 | ISBN 9780140298512
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    Feb 01, 2001 | ISBN 9780140298512

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Praise

“Entertaining and instructive, [Kurlansky’s] approach is unorthodox, mixing history with anecdotes, poems with recipes.” —The New York Times Book Review

“A delectable portrait of an uncanny, indomitable nation.” —Newsday

“A lively, anecdotal, all-encompassing history of Basque ingenuity and achievement.” —Atlantic Monthly

Table Of Contents

Introduction: The Island and the World

Part One THE SURVIVAL OF EUSKAL HERRIA

The Basque Cake
1: The Basque Myth
2: The Basque Problem
3: The Basque Whale
4: The Basque Saint
5: The Basque Billy Goat
6: The Wealth of Non-Nations

Part Two THE DAWN OF EUSKADI

The Basque Onomatopoeia
7. The Basque Beret
8: The Basque Ear
9: Gernika
10: The Potato Time
11: Speaking Christian
12: Eventually Night Falls

Part Three EUSKADI ASKATUTA

Slippery Maketos
13: The Great Opportunity
14: Checks and Balances
15: Surviving Democracy
16: The Nation

Postscript: The Death of a Basque Pig
The Basque Thank You
Bibliography
Index of Proper Nouns

MAPS
Basqueland’s Seven Provinces
Basque Border Passes
Basque Coastline
Pilgrim Routes to Santiago
German-Occupied France
Operation Comet

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