The Basque History Of The World

The Basque History Of The World

History , European History, Spanish History
Paperback Published on: 02/11/2000
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Synopsis

The Basques are Europe's oldest people, their origins a mystery, their language related to no other on Earth, and even though few in population and from a remote and rugged corner of Spain and France, they have had a profound impact on the world.

Whilst inward-looking, preserving their ancient language and customs, the Basques also struck out for new horizons, pioneers of whaling and cod fishing, leading the way in exploration of the Americas and Asia, were among the first capitalists and later led Southern Europe's industrial revolution.

Mark Kurlansky, the author of the acclaimed Cod, blends human stories with economic, political, literary and culinary history to paint a fascinating picture of an intriguing people.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099284130
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 349g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 30 mm

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The Basque History Of The World
Perfect companion to a trip to the Basque Country
I bought this book to read while on holiday in the Basque Country. We visited Bilbao, Zarautz, Getaria, Orio, San Sebastian and Hondarribia. Kurlanksy's e... READ MORE
Chris Saltmarsh