The Basque History of the World

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Knopf Canada, Jan 1, 2001 - Basques - 400 pages
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"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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Insanely well researched. - Goodreads
Very interesting overview of Basque history. - Goodreads
Balanced, well-written, full of humour - and recipes. - Goodreads
I found the book interesting but not a page turner. - Goodreads
Very readable and has recipes. - Goodreads
It also has some great recipes. - Goodreads

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

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I bought this book in 2011 in the Basque Center in Boise, ID. And this is mostly the reason why I bought it. It gave it some respectability. Being published by Penguin was the second factor which ... 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

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About the author (2001)

Mark Kurlansky is the author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World, a Canadian and international bestseller. He is also the author of A Continent of Islands: Searching for the Caribbean Destiny, and A Chosen Few: The Resurrection of European Jewry. He lives in New York City.

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