6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
the basques are no longer an enigma,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Basque History Of The World (Paperback)
the basques, like the irish before the peace process, tended to get only negative press before this book was written. it's a gem. although the author's style is somewhat like a pot pourri, especially the insertion of basque recipes in "odd places" at the end of insightful analyses of basque historical chapters. maybe he wants to normalise their experience back to the culinary, as this can bring a greater understanding of the culture itself too. this book encouraged me to look at p woodward's analysis of the gal episode in spanish history which highlights the stain of state terroism against the basque nationality. it is a worthy introduction to a country often talked about but misunderstood. get it today!