The Basque History of the World
"They are a mythical people, almost an imagined people," writes Mark Kurlansky. Settled in seven provinces in a corner of France and Spain in a land that is marked on no maps except their own, separated by the daunting Pyrenees, the Basques are a nation without a country, with an ancient and dramatic story that illuminates Europe's own saga. In prose alive with anecdote (and recipes), Kurlansky unearths the obscure origins of the Basques and charts their clear and remarkable contributions to world history.
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Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a NationUser Review - Andrew - Goodreads
Kurlansky has a tendency to paint the Basques as the good guys and editorialize a little more than I'd like in a history. He also is way more interested in recipes than I am. But overall a good history. Read full review
Review: The Basque History of the World: The Story of a NationUser 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