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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 clichÇ (—jagged 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 Milligan - 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  - Rai - Goodreads

Horribly disjointed and overall, just terribly written. Couldn't finish. Read full review

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

User Review  - John-Paul - 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  - 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  - Michelle Streufert - Goodreads

This book loosely tied together the history of the Basque with seemingly random stories of folklore. Sometimes the ties are stronger than others. I did like the book, but there was a lot of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jack - Goodreads

Reading Kurlansky's work is great. It stays on track and gives you the meat near the bone. Included with the main story are numerous morsels that help drag the reader through the inescapable dry parts. Should be required high school reading. Read full review

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All reviews - 184
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