The Basque History Of The World -

The Basque History Of The World



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'History, reportage, travel writing, wisdom and recipes - entertaining and enlightening' Sunday Times 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.

Product code: 9780099284130

ISBN 9780099284130
No. Of Pages 400
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS29
Publisher Vintage Publishing
The Basques settled in a corner of France and Spain in a land that is marked on no maps. They are a nation with a story that illuminates Europe's own saga. The author blends economic, political, literary and culinary history into a heroic tale.