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Basque Culture Anthropological Perspectives (Basque Textbook Series) by William A. Douglass

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Published by Center for Basque Studies UV of Nevada, Reno .
Written in English


  • Ethnography,
  • Sociology,
  • Social Science,
  • Spain,
  • Emigration & Immigration,
  • Basques,
  • Ethnic identity,
  • History,
  • Social life and customs

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8658272M
ISBN 101877802646
ISBN 109781877802645

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  The Basque Country is a land of fascinating paradoxes and enigmas. Home to one of Europe's oldest peoples and most mysterious languages, with a living folklore rich in archaic rituals and dances, it also boasts a dynamic modern energy, with the reinvention of Bilbao creating a model for the twenty-first-century city. In The Basque Country, Paddy Woodworth 5/5(1). providing background information on the Basque Country. The Basque Plan for Culture proposed the creation of an educational handbook containing the most important aspects of our culture, and to translate it into the principal languages of our immigrants, the diaspora and tourism. Language, culture, arts and cultural services are given with a. In this book, Etxepare expresses his hopes that the first publication of a book in Basque will serve to invigorate the language and culture. His efforts were undoubtedly influenced by wider movements in Europe at the time that encouraged literary production in vernacular languages [2] rather than Latin. Basque, Spanish Vasco, or Vascongado, Basque Euskaldunak, or Euskotarak, member of a people who live in both Spain and France in areas bordering the Bay of Biscay and encompassing the western foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. In the late 20th century probably about , true Basques lived in Spain and , in France; as many as , Basques may live in .

“The most highly developed salt cod cuisine in the world is that of the Spanish Basque provinces. Until the nineteenth century, salt cod was exclusively food for the poor, usually broken up in stews.” ― Mark Kurlansky, Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World. Euskara, the Basque language, unquestionably forms the core of Basque r, many non-Basque speakers identify themselves as Basque without speaking the language. Thus there are many elements of Basque culture and traditions apart from language that help define the sense of belonging. THE GATEWAY TO BASQUE CREATIVITY AND CULTURE Europeans share a rich cultural heritage from centuries of trade and migration. Linguistic and cultural diversity is one of Europe’s main assets, each of us contributing with our uniqueness. BASQUE. is a window into a land (the land of Basque or Euskara), a history, a way of seeing the world. It is.   5, years is still a relatively long time for a culture. That time has provided sufficient differences between the modern Basques and non-Basques living in the Iberian region. The unique non Indo-European language used by Basques is just one of the features still unexplained. Title page of a Medieval Basque Language Book (Wikimedia Commons)Author: Alicia Mcdermott.

Books about Basque culture in Johnson County and beyond. Books about Basque culture in Johnson County and beyond. Basque Firsts People Who Changed the World. $ basque book. basque buffalo wyoming. Basque country. basque culture. basque gift. basque history.   The culture gives primary importance to the family homesteads on Basque land, which bind the people into a putative national community. Traditional inheritance rights stress the indivisibility of family land and follow primogeniture, wherein the eldest male offspring are commissioned to maintain the integrity of the family : Subhadeep Kumar. Visit the Jon Bilbao Basque Library at the University of Nevada, Reno, to learn about the Basque culture. Iñaki Arrieta Baro, Basque librarian, shows items from the library's collections and talks.   For William Douglass and Joseba Zulaika, (Basque Culture: Anthropological Perspectives, p. 52), “Generally, the higher the elevation, the smaller and simpler the dolmens, which possibly reflects a basic geographical distinction between lowland and highland peoples in terms of socioeconomic development.”.