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The Basque country [electronic resource] : a cultural history / Paddy Woodworth.

Author/Creator:
Woodworth, Paddy, 1951-
Publication:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (321 p.)
Series:
Landscapes of the imagination.
Landscapes of the imagination
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Subjects:
PaĆ­s Vasco (Spain).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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 takes us on a sweeping tour of this enchanting land. We discover a small territory which abounds in big contrasts, ranging from moist green valleys to semi-desert badlands, from snowy sierras to sandy beaches, from harsh industrial landscapes
Contents:
Land of stone, iron, glass : land of the Basques
Wherixe are we, exactly?, and what will we call this place?
A short version of a long history : from the Stone Age to the Civil War
Bai, bai, Urdaibai : cave paintings, painted trees, tree of Gernika
The fronton at the heart of life : the power and beauty of pelota
Cinco villas : Pio Baroja, flying Mari, sword dances, and sorcery
Gastronomy : some answers to the most urgent Basque question
Wow, Bilbao! : the transformation of a tough city
From the music of labour, to music as a labour of love
Obaba in Asteasu : the Basque village as a literary universe
Serious fun : fiestas in Laguardia
Don't mention the war : the dark side of Basque and Spanish politics
Bay of Biscay : whales, Belle Epoque, decapitated geese, sexual politics
Navaree, heartland or hinterland?
Mountain high : pleasure and penitence and pagan gods
Iparralde : the Basques on the other side of the mountains.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:
1-908493-23-2
1-283-11324-4
9786613113245
0-19-804394-5
OCLC:
726735450