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Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has drawn enthusiastic praise for his books, which are sharply-focused studies as well as glorious celebrations of their subjects. In The Basque History of the World, he turns his eye toward Europe's oldest surviving culture - a culture as mysterious as it is fascinating.

Settled in the western Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain, the Basque nation is not drawn on maps, and the origin of their forbidden language has never been discovered. Yet Basques appear to predate all other cultures in Europe, with many significant global contributions to their credit. Most notably, one of their own took command after Magellan's death and was the first person to circumnavigate the globe.

This informative book is full of lively anecdotes that illuminate an otherwise obscure culture. Narrator George Guidall rises to the challenge of the text, which includes many Basque terms, and interprets beautifully.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Janet | 2/12/2014

    " Kurlansky does for Basque culture what he did for Cod. Very food-centered as you would expect from Kurlansky. Interesting perspective on ETA. The best line "The best times in life are the first year of marriage and the week you kill the pig." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Liam | 2/11/2014

    " This is a good book. There are not that many books in English about the Basque country but I feel Paddy Woodworths book is much more nuanced and modern. The University of Nevada, Reno also has a good selection of titles in English "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Thorn | 2/7/2014

    " this book would certainly have been more enjoyable had i read it with my eyes rather than my ears. the reader was just fine; the text just a little too dense in places for spoken-word interpretation. but it was interesting enough that i may pick it up in print at some point. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by ebnewberry Newberry | 2/6/2014

    " The Basque people are fascinating and Mark Kurlansky makes the history of this enigmatic "nation" even more fascinating. "

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