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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The History of Basque

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136167633

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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Salt

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448113202

Category: History

Page: 496

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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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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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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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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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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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Patria

Author: Fernando Aramburu

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364400126X

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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«Patria» heißt Vaterland, Heimat. Aber was ist Heimat? Die beiden Frauen und ihre Familie, um die es in Fernando Aramburus von der Kritik gefeierten und mit den größten spanischen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichneten Roman geht, sehen ihre Heimat mit verschiedenen Augen. Bittori sitzt am Grab ihres Mannes Txato, der vor über zwanzig Jahren von Terroristen erschossen wurde. Sie erzählt ihm, dass sie beschlossen hat, in das Haus, in dem sie wohnten, zurückzukehren. Denn sie will herausfinden, was damals wirklich geschehen ist, und wieder unter denen leben, die einst schweigend zugesehen hatten, wie ihre Familie ausgegrenzt wurde. Das Auftauchen von Bittori beendet schlagartig die vermeintliche Ruhe im Dorf. Vor allem die Nachbarin Miren, damals ihre beste Freundin, heute Mutter eines Sohnes, der als Terrorist in Haft sitzt, zeigt sich alarmiert. Dass Mirens Sohn etwas mit dem Tod ihres Mannes zu tun hat, ist Bittoris schlimmste Befürchtung. Die beiden Frauen gehen sich aus dem Weg, doch irgendwann lässt sich die lange erwartete Begegnung nicht mehr vermeiden ... Ein Bestseller in Spanien, monatelang auf Platz 1 der Bestsellerliste, ein epochemachender Roman über Schuld und Vergebung, Freundschaft und Liebe, der zeigt, wie Terrorismus den inneren Kern einer Gemeinschaft angreift und wie lange es dauert, bis die Menschen wieder zueinander finden.
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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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A Book of the Basques

Author: Rodney Gallop

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 1951

Rodney Gallop's classic work on the Basques is as pertinent and informative today as when it was first published in 1930. The most comprehensive history of the Old World Basques available in English, this book examines the mysterious origins of the Basque people, their long struggle to preserve their racial and cultural identity in the face of repeated invasions over many centuries, and most important, the strength of character that has enabled the Basques to survive. Their complex language, folklore, ancient dances and sports, art, and architecture are also treated with insight.--From publisher description.
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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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The Basque Country

A Cultural History

Author: Paddy Woodworth

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1908493224

Category: Travel

Page: 316

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The Basque Country is a land of fascinating paradoxes and enigmas. Home to one of Europe's oldest peoples and most mysterious languages, with a living folklore rich in archaic rituals and dances, it also boasts a dynamic post-modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city of cultural services and information technologies. Hugging the elbow of the Bay of Biscay on both the French and Spanish sides of the Pyrenees, this small territory abounds in big contrasts, ranging from moist green valleys to semi-desert badlands, from snowy sierras to sandy beaches, from harsh industrial landscapes to bucolic beech woods. This often idyllic scenery is the stage for fierce political passions. Almost every aspect of the Basque Country generates passionate disagreement, even its precise location. Spanish and French centralism, often authoritarian and sometimes brutal, has met with resistance for two centuries. Most recently and notoriously ETA, a terrorist group with deep popular support, has engaged in a bloody 45-year conflict. But many Basques consider themselves full French or Spanish citizens, and fear political and linguistic exclusion under Basque nationalist rule.
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Choice Cuts

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409078523

Category: Cooking

Page: 496

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The winner of the Glenfiddich Best Food Book Award leads is on a dazzling culinary tour around the world and through history - from the fifth century BC to the present day. Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'Bread', 'Rants' and 'Dessert' - and illustrated with Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings as well as classic photographs, this wonderful collection, like the very best meal, is varied, delicious and uniquely satisfying.
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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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Trip of the Tongue

Cross-Country Travels in Search of America's Languages

Author: Elizabeth Little

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608198294

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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Though we speak English as a nation, it's no secret that America is far from uniform. Spanish, in particular, has long been touted as the language that will figure into our national future; much has been written about the need to recognize it in our laws and schools. Yet billing America as a bilingual country is a gross misrepresentation. They speak Basque in Nevada, Hindi in San Jose, and Gullah in South Carolina. We speak European, Asian, and Native American languages, as well as hybrids like Creole and Spanglish. And Elizabeth Little's home--Queens, New York--is among the most ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse places on the planet. Small surprise, then, that Little felt a yearning to find the cultural and linguistic soul of the country. And she has done it in the most American way imaginable: on a road trip. This book is the result: a festive roadmap of the bounties of our country. We'll learn about the struggle of the French-speaking population of Maine to get along with the community around them; the traditional ways of the German-speaking Amish in Pennsylvania; and the rich history of the little-known African population of Nantucket. Elizabeth Little is a witty and endearing tourguide for this memorable and original trip.
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Amerikanuak

Basques in the New World

Author: William A. Douglass,Jon Bilbao

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874176254

Category: Social Science

Page: 519

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When ""Amerikanuak"" was first published in 1975, it was hailed as both a pioneering study of one of the American West's most important ethnic minorities and as an engaging, comprehensive survey of Basque migration and settlement in the Americas. Its value as an essential introduction to the history of the Basque people and their five centuries of involvement in the New World has not diminished in the thirty years since, and it remains the most accessible overview of the Basque diaspora in the Western Hemisphere. Research for the book took the authors through ten states of the American West, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela as they traced the exploits of Basque whalers in the medieval Atlantic; the Basque conquistadors, missionaries, and colonists who formed a dramatic part of the history of Spanish America; and the Basque sheepherders who were the backbone of the now nearly vanished range-sheep empires of the American West. They also trace the story of the Basques back to their mysterious origins in prehistory and provide background for understanding the Basques' character and their homeland in the Pyrenean mountains and seacoasts between France and Spain. This new paperback edition makes this indispensable study of Basques in America available to another generation of readers. It includes a fresh preface by William A. Douglass.
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Strabons Geographika: Buch XIV-XVII, Text und Übersetzung

Author: Strabo

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525259535

Category: History

Page: 574

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English summary: The only geographical description which has been preserved of the Hellenic and Roman world. Volume 4 (XIV-XVII: Text and translation): Asia Minor (continuation), Persia, India, Middle East, Egypt, North Africa. This volume completes the presentation of the greek text and of its translation. German description: Die auf zehn Bande angelegte Ausgabe enthalt einen aufgrund neuer Kollationierung der Haupthandschriften und unter Berucksichtigung der gesamten zu Strabon erschienenen Sekundarliteratur konstituierten Text mit kritischem und Testimonien-Apparat und deutscher Ubersetzung (Bande 1-4), einen Kommentar (Bande 5-8), eine Transkription der mittelalterlichen Strabon Epitome und Chrestomathie, die es erlaubt, jeweils mit einem Blick festzustellen, welche Teile des Strabontextes diese wichtigen Textzeugen enthalten (Band 9), und einen Registerband. Die Bande erscheinen jeweils im Abstand von etwa einem Jahr.
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