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THE BASQUE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A comprehensive view of all things Basque, from the author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World (1997). The Basque History of the World is an honorable title, alerting readers to its singularly Basque-centric mix of cultural studies, history, and politics. The writing is direct and accessible, although limited by the occasional descriptive clichă (Śjagged mountains" and "crisp ... Read full review

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Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Luis - Goodreads

This book is about one of the most ancient regions the world can remember, and about a nice collection of facts about it. Not only can we find here a chronology of the Basque Country, but it also ... Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Peter N. - Goodreads

Insanely well researched. Excellent history of the Basque in English. Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Goodreads

Insanely well researched. Excellent history of the Basque in English. Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - John-Paul Pizzica - Goodreads

I enjoyed Kurlansky's book Salt and as I've never read anything about the Basques I decided to give this a go. It certainly seems thorough enough: everything from politics to pil pil is covered and ... Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Michael Schmidt - Goodreads

As someone who has matrilineal Basque heritage, though as obscured in the mists of time as the Ice Age origins of the Basques themselves, I was intrigued to read this offering by journalist Mark ... Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Sushil Saini - Goodreads

Fascinating story! I had no idea of the history of Basque society and its impacts. Kurlansky has always done non-fiction well and this is one of my favourites. Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Sushil Saini - Goodreads

Fascinating story! I had no idea of the history of Basque society and its impacts. Kurlansky has always done non-fiction well and this is one of my favourites. Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

An enjoyable read introducing a fascinating people. Good discussions of how to be a people without a nation and cultivate resilience. Read full review

Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a Nation

User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

An enjoyable read introducing a fascinating people. Good discussions of how to be a people without a nation and cultivate resilience. Read full review

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All reviews - 303
5 stars - 47
4 stars - 104
3 stars - 117
2 stars - 23
1 star - 3

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All reviews - 303
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