The Basque History Of The World

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448113229

Category: History

Page: 400

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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.
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Neunzehnhundertachtundsechzig

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453600393

Category: History, Modern

Page: 460

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Tet-Offensive in Vietnam, Antikriegsbewegung, Prager Frühling, Rassenunruhen in Amerika und Notstandsgesetze in Deutschland, Pariser Mai und Demonstrationen polnischer und italienischer, mexikanischer und japanischer Studenten. Abbie Hoffman in New York,
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Was wäre wenn?

die Welt ohne Fische

Author: Mark Kurlansky,Frank Stockton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783414823670

Category:

Page: 200

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Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9567

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Salt

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448113202

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9438

Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.
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Cod

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446450414

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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'Who would ever think that a book on cod would make a compulsive read? And yet this is precisely what Kurlansky has done' Express on Sunday The Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions have been triggered by it, national diets have been based on it, economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treasure more precious that gold. This book spans 1,000 years and four continents. From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, Mark Kurlansky introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman, whose lives have been interwoven with this prolific fish. He chronicles the cod wars of the 16th and 20th centuries. He blends in recipes and lore from the Middle Ages to the present. In a story that brings world history and human passions into captivating focus, he shows how the most profitable fish in history is today faced with extinction.
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The History of Basque

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136167560

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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Basque is the sole survivor of the very ancient languages of Western Europe. This book, written by an internationally renowned specialist in Basque, provides a comprehensive survey of all that is known about the prehistory of the language, including pronunciation, the grammar and the vocabulary. It also provides a long critical evaluation of the search for its relatives, as well as a thumbnail sketch of the language, a summary of its typological features, an external history and an extensive bibliography.
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Obabakoak oder Das Gänsespiel

Roman

Author: Bernardo Atxaga

Publisher: Unionsverlag

ISBN: 3293302297

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Obabakoak ist der Roman des Fabulierens, in dem das Fantastische real und das Reale fantastisch wird und alle Geschichten im Grunde vom Geschichtenerzählen handeln. Der fiktive Ort Obaba wird zu einem geradezu mythischen Ort universeller Bedeutung und bleibt doch eine in den baskischen Bergen verlorene Kleinstadt. Mit einem spielerischen Blick, der von Deutschland über Bagdad bis zum Amazonas, von Borges über Calvino bis Queneau reicht, zaubert Atxaga einen skurrilen Kosmos hervor, verfremdet und parodiert, spielt genussvoll mit Worten, Sätzen und Sinnen. Mit Obabakoak hat er der baskischen Sprache ihren Platz in der Weltliteratur erobert.
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Die Nonnen von Sant'Ambrogio

Eine wahre Geschichte

Author: Hubert Wolf

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406645232

Category: History

Page: 544

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Rom, im Juli 1859: Eine Nonne ruft um Hilfe, man will sie vergiften, doch sie kann fliehen. Es kommt zu einem Prozess, in dem die Inquisition Unglaubliches aufdeckt: Im Kloster Sant’Ambrogio werden seit Jahrzehnten Nonnen als Heilige verehrt. Visionen, Dämonenaustreibungen, Segnungen per Zungenkuss, lesbische Initiationsriten und Wunder sind an der Tagesordnung. Zweiflerinnen werden beseitigt. Und hinter den Nonnen steht ein Netzwerk von Jesuiten mit besten Kontakten zum Papst. Hubert Wolf hat in den Vatikanischen Archiven die Akten eines einzigartigen Skandals aufgespürt, der in diesem Buch erstmals publik gemacht wird. In seiner meisterhaften Erzählung des Falles geht es nicht nur um Mord, sexuellen Missbrauch und angemaßte Heiligkeit vor den Toren des Vatikans, sondern auch um die Macht des Papstes.
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Towards a History of the Basque Language

Author: José Ignacio Hualde,Joseba A. Lakarra,R.L. Trask

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027285675

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 365

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Questions related to the origin and history of the Basque language spark considerable interest, since it is the only surviving pre-Indo-European language in western Europe. However, until now, there was no readily available source in English providing answers to these questions or giving an overview of past and current research in this area. This book is intended to partly fill this void. The book contains both state-of-the-art papers which summarize our knowledge about particular areas of Basque historical linguistics, and articles presenting new hypotheses and points of view based on hard evidence and careful analysis. All contributors to this volume have demonstrated expertise in the topic within Basque historical linguistics that their chapter addresses. Two classical articles by the late Luis Michelena are included in English translation. In addition, the book includes studies on diachronic phonology, morphology and syntax. The relation of Basque to other languages is also investigated in a couple of chapters.
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Portraits of Basques in the New World

Author: Richard W. Etulain

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874173321

Category: History

Page: 305

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This collection of essays provides an overview of the varied Basque experiences throughout the American Far West. It covers four centuries in three parts: the Basque diaspora in the New World; immigration and assimilation; and modern Basques.
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Home Away from Home

A History of Basque Boardinghouses

Author: Jeronima Echeverria

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874173291

Category: History

Page: 359

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The transition to American life for Basques immigrating to the U.S. in the mid-nineteenth century was eased by the numerous Basque-run boardinghouses located throughout the West. These boardinghouses and hotels helped immigrants minimize cultural shock and enjoy the support of their countrymen. Many served as informal employment agencies, as recreational centers, and as social and cultural centers. To the Basque sheepherders, the boardinghouses offered lodging during their rare holidays in town, and for town-dwelling Basques, the boardinghouses were gathering places for the entire community. In this meticulously researched study of Basque boardinghouses in the United States, Jeronima Echeverria offers a compelling history of the institution that most deeply shaped Basque immigrant life and served as the center of Basque communities throughout the West. She weaves into her narrative the stories of the boardinghouse owners and operators and the ways they made their establishments a home away from home for their compatriots, as well as the stories of the young Basques who left the security of their beloved homeland to find work in the U.S. Few immigrant groups in this country have been so well served by a single institution, and few institutions have played so profound a role in preserving the culture and sense of community of their ethnic clients.
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Strabons Geographika: Buch V-VIII: Kommentar

Author: Strabo

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525259557

Category: Science

Page: 525

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Vol. 5 has maps 1-4 on four folded leaves of plates in pocket; v. 6 has maps 5-10 on 3 folded leaves in pocket; v. 7 has maps 11-14 on 2 folded leaves in pocket.
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Modern Basque History

Eighteenth Century to the Present

Author: Cameron Watson

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9781877802164

Category: History

Page: 517

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A social and political history of the Basque Country from the 18th century to the present, outlining the evolution of Basque society during the modern period. Watson traces the interrelated histories of the Basque Country, France, Spain, and Europe, following significant themes such as industrialization, migration, and political violence and focusing specifically on the survival of a Basque identity amid the tremendous social, economic, political, and cultural transformations of the last two hundred years. Distributed for the Center for Basque Studies.
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Das Lied von Eis und Feuer 01

Die Herren von Winterfell

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641035864

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Die erfolgreichste Fantasy-Saga unserer Zeit Eddard Stark, der Herr von Winterfell, wird an den Hof seines Königs gerufen, um diesem als Berater und Vertrauter zur Seite zu stehen. Doch Intriganten, Meuchler und skrupellose Adlige scharen sich um den Thron, deren Einflüsterungen der schwache König nichts entgegenzusetzen hat. Während Eddard sich von mächtigen Feinden umringt sieht, steht sein Sohn, der zukünftige Herrscher des Nordens, einer uralten finsteren Macht gegenüber. Die Zukunft des Reiches hängt von den Herren von Winterfell ab! Das Lied von Eis und Feuer - Game of Thrones
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Tanz der Freiheit

Roman

Author: Dave Boling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426501467

Category:

Page: 473

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Nonviolence

The History of a Dangerous Idea

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407020412

Category: History

Page: 224

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The conventional history of nations, even continents, is a history of warfare. According to this view, all the important ideas and significant changes of humankind occured as part of an effort to win one violent, bloody conflict or another. But there have always been a few who refused to fight. Following the grand sweep of history from Confucius to Tolstoy, Erasmus to Gandhi, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky traces pacifism and its proponents to show how many modern ideas, a united Europe, the United Nations, and the abolition of slavery - originated in non-violence movements.
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