> Skip to content
The Basque History Of The World
  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113224
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

The Basque History Of The World




'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.

  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448113224
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Mark Kurlansky

Mark Kurlansky is the bestselling author of several bestselling nonfiction titles including Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World (winner of the Glenfiddich Best Food Book Award), The Basque History of the World, Salt: A World History, 1968: The Year that Rocked the World, a short story collection The White Man in the Tree and a novel, Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue.

Also by Mark Kurlansky

See all

Praise for The Basque History Of The World

A diligently researched, entertainingly anecdotal and lovingly partisan history

Independent

[An] informative, quirky and delightful book

Express

A riveting [story] told with charm and dexterity

Independent on Sunday

The award-winning author of Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World takes an equally unconventional and engaging approach to those curmudgeonly nationalists, the Basques... Each chapter...addresses a particular facet of Basque culture...while the whole is punctured with simple but mouth-watering recipes reflecting the glorious tradition of Basque cuisine. Proof - if proof were needed - that learning about history can be fun

Kirkus Review

Related titles