Center for Basque Studies Online Catalog

  • Arriaga, The Forgotten Genius: The Short Life of a Basque Composer

    Arriaga book jacket

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    978-1-877802-01-0

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    78

    Author/Editor
    Barbara Rosen

    Year
    1989

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    3

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    n/a

    Price (hardcover)
    12

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    Blurb
    The biography of a precocious and little-known Basque composer, Juan Crisóstomo Jacobo Antonio Arriaga y Balzola (1806-1826). Born in 1806, Arriaga wrote an octet at age 11, composed his first opera when he was 13, entered the Paris Conservatory at age 15, and published his String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, & 3 when he was 18. He died in 1826 at age 20.

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  • Essays in Basque Social Anthropology and History

    Essays in Basque Social Anthropology book jacket

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    n/a

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    978-1-877802-02-7

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    327

    Author/Editor
    William A. Douglass

    Year
    1989

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    4

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    27.50

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    Blurb
    This volume includes fourteen essays by noted scholars in the fields of Basque anthropology, history, folklore, and immigration studies.

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  • Basque Politics and Nationalism on the Eve of the Millennium

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    n/a

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    978-1-877802-04-2

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    231

    Author/Editor
    edited by William A. Douglass, Carmelo Urza, Linda White, Joseba Zulaika

    Year
    2000

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    6

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    n/a

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    29.95

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    Blurb
    In the summer of 1998 the University of Nevada, Reno hosted an international symposium entitled “Basques in the Contemporary World: Migration, Identity, and Globalization,” attended by nearly 80 scholars. Selected papers from the symposium are now available in three volumes published in the Occasional Papers Series of the Basque Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. These 11 essays focus on Basque nationalism and institutions in the European Union in an increasingly globalized world, the image of Basques in the international media, depictions of ETA in the Spanish press and cinema, the status of Navarre and the French Basque country within (or without) Basque nationalism, and the articulation of a Basque foreign policy through the Basque Government’s diaspora policy.

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  • The Basque Diaspora / La Diáspora Vasca

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    978-1-877802-05-0

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    304

    Author/Editor
    edited by William A. Douglass, Carmelo Urza, Linda White, Joseba Zulaika

    Year
    2000

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    7

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    n/a

    Price (hardcover)
    29.95

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    In the summer of 1998, the University of Nevada, Reno hosted an international symposium entitled “Basques in the Contemporary World: Migration, Identity, and Globalization” attended by nearly 80 scholars. Selected papers from the symposium are now available in three volumes published in the Occasional Papers Series of the Basque Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Reno. This multilingual volume contains eight essays in Spanish on Basques in Latin America—notably Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Mexico, four essays in English on Basques in the western United States, and one essay in French on the Basques of Canada.

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  • Basque Cyberculture

    Basque Cyberculture book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-13-3

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-87782-14-0

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    196

    Author/Editor
    Andoni Alonso and Iñaki Arzoz

    Year
    2002

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    3

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Basque technological experience in its economic, social, and cultural contexts, as a nation with a large diaspora.

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  • Basque Economy

    Basque Economy book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-10-2

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    978-1-877802-11-5

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    280

    Author/Editor
    Mikel Uranga

    Year
    2002

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    5

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Provides an in-depth perspective of the Basque economy, from its historical roots in industrialization to the present institutions, infrastructures, and sectors that configure it.

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  • Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

    Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-06-5

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-07-2

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    238

    Author/Editor
    Joseba Zulaika

    Year
    2002

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    10

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

    Price (hardcover)
    12

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Explores the role of arts, architecture, museums and cultural industries in regenerating urban centers. Study of Bilbao’s fin de millennium and the interdependencies between museum culture, the international art market, spectacular architecture, tourism and more.

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  • The Girl Who Swam to Euskadi

    The Girl Who Swam to Euskadi book jacket

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    978-1-877802-54-9

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    8.75"x10.75"

    Number of pages
    32

    Author/Editor
    Mark Kurlansky

    Year
    2003

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    1

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    n/a

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    18.95

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    Blurb
    A small girl, while practicing swimming in Gloucester, Massachusetts, accidentally swims to Euskadi and finds a strange land of strange customs and remarkable beauty. (Juvenile literature; bilingual: English and Euskara). Reno: Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, 2005.

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  • Basque Cinema

    Basque Cinema book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-19-0

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    978-1-877802-20-4

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    150

    Author/Editor
    Jaume Marti-Olivella

    Year
    2003

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    The first comprehensive textbook in English for the study of Basque film. Covers the cultural, historical, and political background of the Basque Country and its cinematic representation.

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  • Basque Gender Studies

    Basque Gender Studies book jacket

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    978-1-877802-31-7

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    978-1-877802-32-4

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    374

    Author/Editor
    Margaret Bullen

    Year
    2003

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    6

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

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    n/a

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    Blurb
    Bullen’s work begins with an overview of gender theory, then views the Basque case. Covers women as agents of cultural transmission; women within the nationalist movement; and women in the diaspora.

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  • Modern Basque History

    Modern Basque History book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-16-6

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-17-1

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    520

    Author/Editor
    Cameron Watson

    Year
    2003

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    7

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    n/a

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    Blurb
    Social and political history of the Basque Country from the eighteenth century to the present. The most important political, social, and cultural developments within the entire Basque Country are highlighted, while situating this history within broader European trends and theories of nationalism.

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  • Basque Sociolinguistics

    Basque Sociolinguistics book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-22-5

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-23-2

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    234

    Author/Editor
    Estibaliz Amorrortu

    Year
    2003

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    9

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    Blurb
    Will Basque survive throughout the 21st century? How important is the language in a definition of Basque identity? Why did Basque need the creation of a new variety for standard purposes already in the 20th century? What are the attitudes of Basque speakers towards ingroup and outgroup members? What measures do governmental officials and alternative social groups take to promote Basque? Basque Sociolinguistics: Language, Society and Culture discusses these and other questions; It provides an overview of the social and cultural aspects of the Basque language, highlighting the role of language in Basque politics and culture and social practices as well as the influence of social forces on the language.

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  • Amatxi, Amuma, Amona

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    978-1-877802-09-3

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    183

    Author/Editor
    edited by Linda White and Cameron Watson

    Year
    2003

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    8

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    n/a

    Price (hardcover)
    25

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    n/a

    Blurb
    This publication brings together 11 essays on Basque women—their personal and collective stories—from the Basque Country of Europe to Basque settlements in the American West, Latin America, and Australia. This diverse collection focuses on identity, specifically Basque identity, together with the contributions of these women to their communities and to the maintenance of their culture. As the introduction states, “Basque women have played strong diverse roles within their cultures, both that of the Basque Country and that of the Basque community spread throughout the world. The voices that have contributed to this volume pay homage to those roles in different ways. We begin with two works of fiction by Basque-American writers, each recounting a tale of childhood shaped by Basque grandmothers. The other writings are loosely arranged to carry us from fiction to personal recollection and finally to the purely academic.”

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  • An Anthology of Basque Short Stories

    An Anthology of Basque Short Stories book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-40-9

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-41-6

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    224

    Author/Editor
    Mari Jose Olaziregi

    Year
    2004

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    This compilation of short stories from fourteen contemporary Basque writers provides an excellent introduction to modern Basque literature. The works were translated directly from Basque into English. Includes stories by Bernardo Atxaga, Lourdes Oñederra, Iban Zaldua, among others.

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  • Basque Diaspora

    Basque Diaspora book jacket

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    978-1-877802-45-4

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-26-3

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    640

    Author/Editor
    Gloria Totoricagüena

    Year
    2004

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    4

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    What is identity and how is it constructed? How and why are Basque transnational identities maintained in populations of their diaspora--now in more than twenty countries? Combining theories from sociology, political science, history, and anthropology, this book analyzes the specifics of Basque migrations, cultural representations, diasporic politics, and ethnonationalism.

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  • Empire and Terror: Nationalism/Postnationalism in the New Millennium

    Empire and Terror book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-48-4

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-49-2

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    n/a

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    296

    Author/Editor
    Begoña Aretxaga

    Year
    2004

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

    Price (hardcover)
    29.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    This work is a compilation of papers from the conference on “Nationalism, Globalization, and Terror: A Debate on Stateless Nations, Particularism/Universalism, and Radical Democracy.” The conference was sponsored by the Center in April of 2002.

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  • Boise Basques: Dreamers and Doers

    Boise Basques book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-39-3

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-37-9

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    n/a

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    7"x10.5"

    Number of pages
    317

    Author/Editor
    Gloria Totoricagüena

    Year
    2004

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    1

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    n/a

    Price (hardcover)
    29.95

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    Blurb
    This work illuminates the Basque migration and societal integration experience in Boise, Idaho. Personal testimonies enrich this historical chronicle from the nineteenth century immigrants to today’s professionals and business owners. [Originally published by the Basque Government as part of their Urazandi series.]

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  • The Basques of New York: A Cosmopolitan Experience

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    978-1-877802-38-6

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    7"x10.5"

    Number of pages
    383

    Author/Editor
    Gloria Totoricagüena

    Year
    2004

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    2

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    n/a

    Price (hardcover)
    27

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Generations of Basques in New York have vibrantly exercised their culture, language, values, and traditions, transmitting to their children a robust sense of ethnic identity. In today’s world of globalization it is often assumed that particular communities are disappearing as a consequence of the factors of homogenization. However, the Basques have proved this false. Depicting Basque mutual aid societies, language courses, musical and dance troupes, cuisine classes, community activities, sport, political involvement, and ties to homeland institutions are just a few of the ingredients which mix to compose the chapters of this work. Readers will learn about the history and reasons why Basques left the Pyrenees of northern Spain and southern France from the personal experiences of political and economic exiles’ oral histories. Original archival research allows us to discover the features of the early 1900s Centro Vasco-Americano, the Basque Government-in-exile Delegation in New York, and the development of Basque organizations. “Basqueness” is being redefined in this transnational cosmopolitan community, and with the pioneer spirit of their ancestors, latter generation Basques are nurturing and promoting Basque culture and identity to the world.

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  • Oteiza's Selected Writings

    Oteiza's Selected Writings book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-43-3

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-44-1

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    520

    Author/Editor
    edited by Joseba Zulaika

    Year
    2004

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    9

    Price (paperback)
    25.95

    Price (hardcover)
    34.99

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Oteiza was one of the principal artists and art theorists of the twentieth century. The radical deconstructionism of his formal “disoccupations” of space, considered by many a precursor of minimalism, won him the 1957 Grand International Prize for Sculpture at the Sao Paolo Biennial, the most coveted prize for a sculptor at the time. Soon afterward, however, he concluded, “I no longer need my statues. I am no longer a sculptor.” Oteiza then staged a second career, as influential as the first, as an art theorist, urbanist, architect, and cultural agitator, becoming a shamanic and controversial figure. His relentless aesthetic education of the Basques laid the cultural groundwork for the building of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. A precursor of “the end of art” and the ethnographic turn, Oteiza has been heralded by Frank Gehry and Richard Serra as one of the fundamental artists of our time. Oteiza’s Selected Writings presents portions of this theoretical work to the English-speaking world. His radical voice restores the integrity of the historical avante-garde while offering a challenging counterpoint to the neo-avante-garde movements that he anticipated.

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  • And the Serpent Said to the Woman

    And the Serpent Said to the Woman book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-58-4

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-59-1

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    129

    Author/Editor
    M. L. Oñederra

    Year
    2005

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    2

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    “This book not only won [Oñederra] the Critics Award, but also captivated many readers in its courageous and risky account of the confessions of a married woman. Revolving around the feelings and experiences written in a diary and divided into the four seasons, a woman in her mid-thirties examines every detail of her life.” (Jury of “Euskadi Prize for Literature in Basque, 2000.”)

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  • Basque Society

    Basque Society book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-25-6

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-27-0

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    334

    Author/Editor
    Gabriel Gatti, Iganacio Iranzuzta, and Iñaki Mtz. De Albeniz

    Year
    2005

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    8

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    An overview of the social, political, and cultural reality of the Basque Country. The 12 authors describe the social structure, analyze the institutional structure that maintains Basque identity, and examine the principal processes of change in contemporary Basque society.

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  • Waking the Hedgehog

    Waking the Hedgehog book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-28-0

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-29-8

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    356

    Author/Editor
    Mari Jose Olaziregi

    Year
    2005

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    11

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    An analysis of the writings of Atxaga, inspired by his image of the Basque language as a hedgehog that has survived by withdrawing, but that has now emerged—preeminently in the work of this most international of Basque authors.

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  • The Old Law of Bizkaia

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-52-2

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-53-9

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    359

    Author/Editor
    Gregorio Monreal

    Year
    2005

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

    Price (hardcover)
    29.95

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    Blurb
    In 1452, Bizkaians assembled beneath their sacred Oak of Gernika and approved a redaction of the laws and customs that had informed their legal practices for centuries. Text provides clear insight into the Bizkaian concept of community and its participation in the elaboration of law, encompassing an extraordinary range of individual and collective liberties.

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  • Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim

    Learning from the Bilbao Guggenheim book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-50-8

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-51-5

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    n/a

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    294

    Author/Editor
    Anna Maria Guasch and Joseba Zulaika

    Year
    2005

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    2

    Price (paperback)
    25.95

    Price (hardcover)
    29.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Papers given at the conference held April 22–24, 2004, Reno, Nevada. The conference focused on discussion of the “Guggenheim effect” five years after the opening of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, and reflected on its influence on art, architecture, museums, and urban renewal.

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  • Voicing the Moment: Improvised Oral Poetry and Basque Tradition

    Voicing the Moment book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-55-7

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-56-5

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    n/a

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    430

    Author/Editor
    Samuel G. Armistead and Joseba Zulaika

    Year
    2005

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    3

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

    Price (hardcover)
    29.95

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    Presents contributions of leading scholars to the field of orally improvised poetry. Includes papers on Hispanic and extra-Hispanic improvised poetry as well as papers in which leading practitioners of bertsolaritza studied their own poetic art and its techniques.

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  • States of Terror: Begoña Aretxaga's Essays

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    978-1-877802-57-3

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    325

    Author/Editor
    Begoña Aretxaga

    Year
    2005

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    10

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    States of Terror is the posthumous work by Begoña Aretxaga (1960–2002). Her ability for bringing to the situation at hand the experiences and sights of other times and places is at the root of her creativity. Aretxaga was interested in the cultural politics of state violence and the formation of political subjectivities. Research for her essays focused on gender and political violence in Northern Ireland as well as nationalism among Basque youth.

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  • Bernardo Atxaga: Basque Literature from the End of the Franco Era to the Present

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-42-3

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    n/a

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    97

    Author/Editor
    Jon Kortazar

    Year
    2005

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    11

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    n/a

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    This work presents a history of Basque literature in the last years of the Franco dictatorship, following through the transition (post-Franco) period to the modern era. Focusing on noted Basque author, Bernardo Atxaga, it includes his biographical and bibliograhical information along with an analysis of his work covering the Avant-Garde period (1976-1978), a period of "childhood memories" (1979-1988) during which he wrote the internationally acclaimed work Obabakoak, and the Realist Period (1988-1995). The text concludes with an in-depth commentary on Atxaga's 2002 publication, Soinujolearen semea (The Accordion Player's Son).

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  • Rossetti's Obsession

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-60-7

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-61-4

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    189

    Author/Editor
    Ramon Saizarbitoria

    Year
    2006

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    3

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    n/a

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    This humorous novel involves an insecure writer’s efforts to retrieve a note he once sent to a woman, which caused her to fall in love with him. He hopes that the note will have the same effect on his new romantic interest.

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    “Rossetti’s Obsession...accurately combines the most fragile, irritating, yet touching traits of a man in search of the right role to play in relation to women... [A man] who is fearful of failing at love, weak and calculating, and doubtful and puerile in his understanding of the mechanisms of seduction.” (J. Ernesto Ayala-Dip, El País. Babelia, 03/23/2002).

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  • Anthology of Apologists and Detractors of the Basque Language

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    978-1-877802-62-1

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-63-8

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    703

    Author/Editor
    Juan Madariaga

    Year
    2006

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    2

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    n/a

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    This compilation of short stories from fourteen contemporary Basque writers provides an excellent introduction to modern Basque literature. The works were translated directly from Basque into English. Includes stories by Bernardo Atxaga, Lourdes Oñederra, Iban Zaldua, among others.

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  • Global Vasconia

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    n/a

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-67-6

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    7"x10"

    Number of pages
    314

    Author/Editor
    William A. Douglass

    Year
    2006

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    3

    Price (paperback)
    n/a

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    29.95

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    Over the past four decades William A. Douglass has studied emigration from the European Basque homeland to several countries of North and South America, as well as Australia. Global Vasconia compiles nineteen of this essays, some of which were instrumental in defining the field of Basque diaspora studies.

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  • The Origins, Ideology, and Organization of Basque Nationalism, 1876–1903

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    978-1-877802-68-3

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    978-1-877802-77-5

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    522

    Author/Editor
    Javier Corcuera Atienza

    Year
    2006

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    12

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

    Price (hardcover)
    39.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    This work seeks to interrogate the relationship between ideas and action through a historical account of how images of violence and warfare pervaded the discourse of Basque nationalism—principally through the parameters of the hegemonic Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV or Basque Nationalist Party)—from its foundation in the 1890s through the mid-twentieth century. Ultimately, it argues that a culture of political violence emerged within the Basque nationalist movement that eventually resulted in the creation of ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna, Basque Country and Freedom) in 1959. However, the undertone of violent struggle in substate Basque nationalism was itself a response to the aggressive statist nationalism of Spain, a country whose problematic transition to modernity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries engendered multiple forms of social, political, and structural violence within its own borders and beyond. The work views Basque political violence, then, as the contemporary manifestation of a past cultural experience, based on a problematic dialogue with the emergence of modern Spain. Yet it does not limit its explanation of ETA’s emergence to the Spanish context alone. Rather, it emphasizes the transnational context in which nationalist movements emerge and develop. Specifically, in the Basque case, and at varying times, the national struggles of Cuba, Morocco, and Ireland were extremely influential. Moreover, the immediate origins of ETA were strongly influenced by post–World War II intellectual currents, from existentialism to the liberating theories of anticolonial nationalist movements.

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  • Basque Culture

    Basque culture book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-64-5

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-65-2

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    528

    Author/Editor
    William A. Douglass and Joseba Zulaika

    Year
    2007

    Series
    Basque Textbooks Series

    Series No.
    2

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    n/a

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    The present volume is a textbook regarding Basque Anthropology intended for use in both the classroom and in on-line instruction. Co-authors William A. Douglass and Joseba Zulaika are both social anthropologists and each has served as director of the Center for Basque Studies of the University of Nevada, Reno. They have co-published on occasion. Basque Anthropology: Anthropological Perspectives incorporates the class notes (and additional materials) of the two authors, compiled over several decades. The intent is to present an overview of Basque prehistory, linguistics, and physical and social/cultural anthropology, illustrated in part by their personal experiences as anthropological fieldworkers and Basque scholars.

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  • Selected Writings of José Miguel de Barandiarán: Basque History and Ethnography

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    978-1-877802-69-0

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    978-1-877802-70-6

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    296

    Author/Editor
    Jose Miguel Barandiarn

    Year
    2007

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    3

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

    Price (hardcover)
    39.95

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    Noted Basque ethnographer José Miguel de Barandiarán was an exceptional witness to an entire century of the history of the Basque Country. He was born in 1889 and died in 1991, just prior to his 102nd birthday, having remained active until a year before his death. An ordained priest, he dedicated most of his life to researching the past of his homeland. His research included excavating caves and dolmens as well as recording the traditional lifeways, legends, and superstitions of the Basque people. His findings were published in hundreds of articles appearing in the Anuario de Eusko-folklore and other journals, as well as several monographs. This work includes an extensive introduction by the editor, Jesús Altuna,with biographical information on Barandiarán and a discussion of the selected writings. These are taken from Barandiarán’s books Mitología vasca (Basque Mythology), El Hombre prehistórico en el País Vasco (Prehistoric Man in the Basque Country), and Bosquejo etnográfico de Sara (An Ethnographic Sketch of Sara). Included are a number of Barandiarán’s drawings, plus photographs, bibliography, and an index.

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  • Opportunity Structures in Diaspora Relations: Comparisons in Contemporary Multilevel Politics of Diaspora and Transnational Identity

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-73-7

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-73-7

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    n/a

    Trim Size
    7"x9.75"

    Number of pages
    286

    Author/Editor
    Gloria Totoricagüena

    Year
    2007

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    4

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

    Price (hardcover)
    29.95

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    n/a

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    This volume consists of papers from the 2006 International Symposium on Diaspora Politics, "Opportunity Structures in Diaspora Relations: Comparisons in Contemporary Multilevel Politics of Diaspora and Transnational Identity," sponsored by the Center for Basque Studies of the University of Nevada, Reno. World renowned experts present their research on such topics as the main characteristics and organizational structures of contemporary ethno-national diasporas, and how their relationships with their homeland and host-society governments might develop; communal strategies and tactics used by diasporas, and how effective they are at influencing the foreign policy of central governments; opportunity structures for diasporas in the post-modern and trans-state social, economic, and political systems; and ways diaspora activities and ethno-national identity maintenance in general, influence social and political security issues both domestically and in foreign policy.

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  • Robert Laxalt: The Voice of the Basques in American Literature

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-71-3

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    n/a

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    192

    Author/Editor
    David Rio, translated by Kristin Addis

    Year
    2007

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    13

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    n/a

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    Robert Laxalt (1923–2001), an American-born writer of French Basque descent, is the literary spokesperson of the Basque Americans. With his novels and non-fiction works on the Basques of the American West, and especially his highly successful and influential Sweet Promised Land, Laxalt ended the literary and even social invisibility of Basque immigrants in the U.S., rescuing them from silence and oblivion. His works served to highlight the figure of the Basque sheepherder in the American West, establishing him as a literary archetype. Laxalt will be remembered for his several works set in the Basque Country as well, where he explores his roots and masterfully depicts the traditional way of life in the land of his ancestors. The present volume is the first book-length treatment of the life and work of Robert Laxalt, analyzing his representation of the varied settings, characters, motives, and themes employed by the author to portray both Old and New World Basque cultural reality.

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  • Basque Nationalism and Political Violence: The Ideological and Intellectual Origins of ETA

    Basque Nationalism and Political Violence book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-76-8

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-75-1

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    n/a

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    332

    Author/Editor
    Cameron Watson

    Year
    2007

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    14

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

    Price (hardcover)
    39.95

    Price (EPUB)
    n/a

    Blurb
    This work seeks to interrogate the relationship between ideas and action through a historical account of how images of violence and warfare pervaded the discourse of Basque nationalism—principally through the parameters of the hegemonic Partido Nacionalista Vasco (PNV or Basque Nationalist Party)—from its foundation in the 1890s through the mid-twentieth century. Ultimately, it argues that a culture of political violence emerged within the Basque nationalist movement that eventually resulted in the creation of ETA (Euskadi ta Askatasuna, Basque Country and Freedom) in 1959. However, the undertone of violent struggle in substate Basque nationalism was itself a response to the aggressive statist nationalism of Spain, a country whose problematic transition to modernity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries engendered multiple forms of social, political, and structural violence within its own borders and beyond. The work views Basque political violence, then, as the contemporary manifestation of a past cultural experience, based on a problematic dialogue with the emergence of modern Spain. Yet it does not limit its explanation of ETA’s emergence to the Spanish context alone. Rather, it emphasizes the transnational context in which nationalist movements emerge and develop. Specifically, in the Basque case, and at varying times, the national struggles of Cuba, Morocco, and Ireland were extremely influential. Moreover, the immediate origins of ETA were strongly influenced by post–World War II intellectual currents, from existentialism to the liberating theories of anticolonial nationalist movements.

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  • Perfect Happiness

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-74-4

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    145

    Author/Editor
    Anjel Lertxundi

    Year
    2008

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    4

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

    Price (hardcover)
    12

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Perfect Happiness can be described as a realist novella with lyrical overtones. It explores how witnessing a terrorist assassination affects a teenage girl’s life over a span of fourteen years. Against this backdrop Lertxundi explores one of his recurring themes: the relationship between art and death. Perfect Happiness is moral without being didactic, and confessional – as well as natural and fluid – in tone. Confronting its horrific theme with profound existential understanding, it is an eloquent plea for the right to beauty and happiness and the importance of following one’s conscience.

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  • The Red Notebook

    The Red Notebook

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-82-9

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    128

    Author/Editor
    Arantxa Urretabizkaia

    Year
    2008

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    5

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    n/a

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    The Red Notebook belongs to the autobiographical genre and is the author’s most ambitious novel, one that has achieved a truly lyrical tone. Although it should be included in the novel-writing tradition that deals with female voice and memory, this novel breaks new ground from a physical and psychological point of view, bringing out the social and political aspects of motherhood. For the protagonist, political commitment is an endeavor that can’t compare to motherhood and this, in a nutshell, is what the novel emphasizes once and again. Thus, with great skill, Urretabizkaia offers us the confessions of a woman forced to weigh political commitment against motherhood.

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  • Two Basque Stories

    Two Basque Stories book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-85-0

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    120

    Author/Editor
    Bernardo Atxaga

    Year
    2008

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    6

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    This sixth volume of the CBS Literature series presents for the first time in English two of the author’s short stories previously published in Euskara, the Basque language, “Two Letters All at Once,” in which Old Martin, a Basque immigrant living in Boise, receives two letters from Europe in a period of ten days, and “When a Snake Stares at a Bird.” Bernardo Atxaga broke onto the international scene with the 1988 publication of Obabakoak in Euskara. The novel has been published in 26 languages, including an English edition (Vintage, 1994, Graywolf 2009), and earned the author Spain’s top narrative prize, the Premio Nacional de Narrativa, the Premio Milepages (the Paris Milepages Prize) (1991), the Premio Tres Coronas de los Pirineos Atlánticos (the Atlantic Pyrenees Three Crowns Prize) (1995), among others. That book was praised in The Observer of London as “a brilliant novel, full of life,” and by The New York Times Book Review as a “delicious paella, Baroque and Spanish.” The emotional landscape of Obaba can be described as a virtual infinite where the narrator’s memory begins weaving a fabric suggestive of stories, which thread together the meta-narrative reflection with strategies of literature of the fantastic. In Two Basque Stories, Atxaga turns his attention to complex lives lived in the “rustic” Basque village of Obaba and the creative process of identity. The first short story, “Two Letters All at Once,” tells the story of Old Martin, a former sheepherder consigned to a generic Boise neighborhood. In order to make sense of his life, Martin narrates for an un-understanding grandson the life-altering deception that led him from his native village to the American West. In “When a Snake Stares at a Bird,” a young city-bred boy spending time in his grandfather’s village comes to realize that things he once believed to be simple: nature, animals, and his grandfather, are much more complex than he could have imagined. Evocative illustrations by Antton Olariaga compliment these at once simple and deceptively complex stories. These stories, originally published in Euskara in 1984, cemented the popularity of Atxaga in his homeland.

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  • Koldo Mitxelena: Selected Writings of a Basque Scholar

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-81-2

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-80-5

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    375

    Author/Editor
    edited by Pello Salaburu

    Year
    2008

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    4

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

    Price (hardcover)
    39.95

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    Blurb
    This work brings together a number of texts by Koldo Mitxelena (also known as Luis Michelena) concerning the Basque language, its history, and its literature. The Basque language is used on both sides of the Pyrenees, along the Bay of Biscay, in the borderlands between Spain and France. It is a non–Indo-European language of unknown origins and with no known relatives; it is an ergative language, with a very different syntactic structure from Spanish, French, English, or German. Some of the texts in the present work are more general or informative, while others require a degree of familiarity with linguistics. The reader will find a clear explanation of the Basque language, together with a systematic account of the theories surrounding its relationship with other languages, its dialects, and its literature. Furthermore, there is ample information about certain central features associated with the history of the language, about its phonetic and phonological system, and about the first writings in Basque. Also included is the text of his unification proposal that, since 1968, has made the written unification of the language possible. As a general criterion, the texts selected here have not been previously published in English.

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  • Relational Democracy

    Relational Democracy

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-84-3

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-83-6

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    253

    Author/Editor
    Pedro Ibarra Güell

    Year
    2008

    Series
    Douglass Scholar Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

    Price (hardcover)
    39.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Democracy is the most important idea underpinning the modern Western political tradition, yet what do we really understand by the term? Do governments really carry out the wishes of the people who elect them? In this work, the first in the William A. Douglass Distinguished Scholar Series, Pedro Ibarra Güell questions conventional approaches to democratic theory that judge democracy by elections alone. Specifically, he argues in favor of a new interpretation of democracy that incorporates not just electoral processes but also an established set of relations between citizens and leaders that facilitate a greater harmony, or concurrence, between popular demands and political decision-making. He contends that such an approach, which he terms relational democracy, is in fact demonstrably more democratic than the purely representative emocracy of many current political systems. Yet he is also aware that many claims for greater participatory democracy fall short when it comes to their practical implementation. Therefore, his highly original proposal for relational democracy is grounded in an appreciation of the pitfalls of relying on theory alone, and instead offers what he believes to be a viable and practical alternative to representative democracy. By way of a conclusion, the book applies the basic tenets of the argument in favor of relational democracy to a specific case study, evaluating the nature of democracy in the Basque Country.

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  • The Transformation of National Identity in the Basque Country of France, 1789-2006

    The Transformation of National Identity

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-79-9

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-78-2

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    n/a

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    399

    Author/Editor
    Igor Ahedo Gurrutxaga

    Year
    2008

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    15

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

    Price (hardcover)
    39.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    The emergence of modern France is typically cited as the prime example of a strong model of state construction. At the same time, the Basque Country is renowned for its own distinct identity. This work demonstrates how feelings of national identity have changed over the last two hundred years in Iparralde, or the Basque Country of France. It charts how the construction of the French state involved imprinting a French national identity on that part of the Basque Country within its borders. This was a lengthy process, beginning with the French Revolution and culminating in France’s involvement in twentieth-century world and colonial wars, and involved creating and disseminating a French national mythology while at the same time denying any strong feelings of Basque particularity. The author then shows how a distinct sense of Basque national identity resurfaced in the 1960s with the first overtly politicized Basque nationalist movement in Iparralde and how, by the turn of the millennium, different political forces were competing to articulate diverse notions of national attachment, with territory forming a central feature of Basque nationalist claims to people’s primary identity.

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  • Joanes or the Basque Whaler: The Flying Whaleboat

    Joanes or the Basque Whaler

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-10-9

    ISBN hardcover
    n/a

    ISBN EPUB
    n/a

    Trim Size
    7.75"x10"

    Number of pages
    35

    Author/Editor
    Guillermo Zubiaga

    Year
    2009

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    2

    Price (paperback)
    5

    Price (hardcover)
    n/a

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    The Flying whaleboat is a graphic novel set in the golden age of Basque Whaling. This is the first volume of a fictional epic tale scattered with Basque mythological references. Joanes, the protagonist, was inspired by the real-life whaler Joanes de Etxaniz from Orio, Gipuzkoa who died in Canada in 1584. This comic book combines history, myth, and fantasy and reflects the author’s intention of entertaining while educating his readers about an emblematic occupation of the historic Basques. Zubiaga views Basque whaling as an epic equal to that of American cowboys, Norwegian Vikings, or Japanese Samurais.

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  • From Bizkaia to Boise: The Memoirs of Pete T. Cenarrusa

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    978-1-877802-91-1

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    216

    Author/Editor
    Quane Kenyon

    Year
    2009

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    “In these pages you will get a glimpse of the Pete Cenarrusa who was a steady, consistent presence in the lives of several generations of Idahoans. You will get some perspective on the teacher, coach, legislator, house speaker, secretary of state, confidante of governors (and critic of some), touchstone for the powerful, friend of the powerless, advocate for farmers, ranchers and sheepherders, and—always—champion of the Basques. What’s more, you will get a sense of the times in which Pete has lived, and the people, places, and causes that helped make him a patriot and statesman in two lands, half a world apart. There is no one I know in public life who is more respected, more admired and more beloved than Pete Cenarrusa. After reading this book, I think you’ll see why.”— C. L. “Butch” Otter, governor of Idaho, from the preface

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  • The Basques

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    978-1-935709-43-5

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    978-1-877802-92-8

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    140

    Author/Editor
    Julio Caro Baroja

    Year
    2009

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    5

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    44.95

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    Caro was prepared to eschew grand theory in any guise (be it of sweeping culture areas and cycles, Marxist, ahistorical functionalist, or structuralist). . . . He was a clear proponent of the primacy of cultural differences in human affairs, including their capacity to define distinctive ethnic groups. However, the latter were to be understood as both unique historical precipitates and the result of a complex (indeed functionally integrated) interaction between the crucial components of society, economy, geography, and culture. He specifically eschewed explanations of human difference as expressions of inherent racial propensities (a postulate that still informed at least some of the social scientific thinking of his day). In the foregoing regards Caro proved to be thoroughly modern and even visionary, however as always his journey to such conclusions deviated from conventional pathways.

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    “The most important personality of contemporary post-war Spanish historiography.”
    — Juan Pablo Fusí

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  • Writers Between Languages: Minority Literatures in the Global Scene

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    n/a

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    978-1-877802-90-4

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    7.25"x10"

    Number of pages
    313

    Author/Editor
    Mari Jose Olaziregi

    Year
    2009

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    5

    Price (paperback)
    n/a

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    39.95

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    This book is a collection of the contributions made by Basque writers and American and European academics to the international symposium, “Writers In Between Languages: Minority Literatures in the Global Scene,” held May 15–17, 2008 at the Center for Basque Studies, University of Nevada, Reno, in the United States. Our symposium attempted to think about the consequences of bilingualism for writers in a minority language, like Basque, in that they are located in that “in-between” of different cultural and identity communities and subjected to constant exchange and recognition of differences. One could say that practically all the current 800,000 Basque-speakers or euskaldunak who live on both sides of the Pyrenees in Spain and France are bilingual. And that this bilingualism is formed in conjunction with such widely spoken languages as Spanish and such prestigious languages in literary circles as French; languages that, in turn, have been displaced by the enormously central and legitimizing place that English occupies in the current global framework. The symposium attempted, moreover, to debate the consequences implied by linguistic extra-territorialization for many authors in a minority language, the realignment implied by the hegemony of English for all other literatures, and the options open to a minority author to get their voice heard in the World Republic of Letters. Together with the above themes, certain aspects of the academic study of a minority literature such as that of Basque completed the list of subjects we intended to examine.

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    “All authors who write in a minority language at some point find themselves struggling to answer a basic question: Why do you do what you do? Why do you write in a language that few understand, instead of choosing any one of those occupying a central orbit in the solar system of languages?”

    —Bernardo Atxaga, from “The Cork and the Anchor”

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  • Gardeners of Identity: Basque of the San Francisco Bay Area

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    n/a

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    978-1-877802-88-1

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    n/a

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    7.25"x10.25"

    Number of pages
    368

    Author/Editor
    Pedro J. Oiarzabal

    Year
    2009

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    4

    Price (paperback)
    n/a

    Price (hardcover)
    29.95

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    n/a

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    For many out-of-town visitors, San Franciscans, and Basques throughout the American West the book will bring back fond memories of many of the Basque inns, restaurants, bars and cafés that for the most have vanished from today’s city landscape. However, these fine establishments have not entirely disappeared from their memories and pages of history as illustrated in this book. For others, the book will open a colorful window into the history of some of the most singular and oldest inhabitants of San Francisco. It depicts the Bay Area Basque cultural, linguistic, and religious traditions in a superb manner.

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  • Basque/European Perspectives on Media and Cultural Studies

    Basque European Perspective

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    n/a

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-86-7

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    n/a

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    7"x9.75"

    Number of pages
    393

    Author/Editor
    María Pilar Rodríguez

    Year
    2009

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    16

    Price (paperback)
    n/a

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    44.95

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    n/a

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    In articles ranging from the meteorological predictions of early Basque newspapers, to the “bog bodies” and liminal spaces of the Danish countryside, to the contested space of the contemporary Spanish department in U.S. universities, to the experience of queer studies in Finland, the contributors to this book explore the meanings of media and culture in informative and perceptive ways, opening avenues to new and exciting ways of looking at the world. The multiple and varied interactions between Basque and European cultures have been historically explored from political, social, economic and anthropological perspectives. Although several books, articles and reviews have been published on the topic, the intention of the present work is to offer a series of reflections on Basque and European cultures through the lens of cultural and media studies. In this volume, several authors focus on the contribution of the cultural studies project to European academic contexts beyond traditional Anglo-American venues. They portray the difficult negotiations and, in some cases, even open resistance that these studies pose in certain contexts, but at the same time, the articles included here are living proof of a relevant presence in our universities and in our lives. This work, then, attempts to superimpose cultures and disiciplines that are often kept in fixed categories. The sixteen chapters that make up the book are divided into six sections: Basque Cultural Production, Basque Texts and Contexts: The Basque Press, European Texts and Contexts, European Case Studies, and Spanish Disciplines and Cultural Studies.

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  • In Search of Catalina de Erauso: The National and Sexual Identity of the Lieutenant Nun

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    n/a

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    978-1-877802-87-4

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    7"x9.75"

    Number of pages
    243

    Author/Editor
    Eva Mendieta

    Year
    2009

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    17

    Price (paperback)
    n/a

    Price (hardcover)
    24.95

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    39.95

    Blurb
    Who was Catalina de Erauso, the Lieutenant Nun? Swashbuckler, brawler, hard-headed businessperson, soldier, gallant, celebrity, transvestite, nun? How can one fail to be fascinated by her? A woman, yet a man; a soldier, yet a nun; Spanish, yet Basque. Catalina de Erauso embodied the contradictions and conflicts of the Early Modern Period, but she also transcended them in her own way. She became a stage on which we see how tensions between different identities played out in sixteenth—and seventeenth—century Spain, particularly the tensions between two sexual identities, male and female, and between the competing and multiple national “identities” already defined and being defined within that new thing that was “Spain.” This book explores the different facets of Erauso’s persona: her sexual identity and the factors that determined her choice of gender roles; and her Basque origin and its impact on her life and her self-image.

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    “Buckle up your seat belt, Dear Reader, since you are in for a wild ride! Catalina de Erauso, the subject of this incisive biography, was one of the more controversial (and certainly bizarre) figures of the early seventeenth century. A celebrated and controversial individual, and as such the object of an excessive amount of scrutiny, her person and story are nevertheless fascinatingly blurred at the edges.”—William A. Douglass, from the introduction

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  • Alejandro Aldekoa (1920-96): Master of Pipe and Tabor Dance Music in the Basque Country

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    978-1-877802-93-5

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    978-1-877802-89-8

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    n/a

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    7"x9.75"

    Number of pages
    314

    Author/Editor
    Sabin Bikandi

    Year
    2009

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    18

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

    Price (hardcover)
    39.95

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    n/a

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    This book explores the pipe and tabor dance music of Berriz (a small town in the Basque Country), as revealed through the life and work of Alejandro Aldekoa (1920–96), dance master and txistularia (“pipe and tabor player”). His life spanned the difficult period of the Spanish Civil War, the Franco regime, and the present uncertain political situation. His art both responded to and shaped the times he lived through, becoming part of the process for expressing Basque nationalism. Sabin Bikandi addresses many issues: the influence of Basque nationalist ideology on music and dance, the part played by the Association of Txistulariak of the Basque Country and its journal Txistulari in articulating that ideology, the role of the dance master as a ritual specialist in the transmission and performance of the tradition, the importance placed on local knowledge of Western music theory, the repertoire of the ritual dances (including new prescriptive notations for their performance), and the significance of the ritual dances as a cohesive element of Basque identity in this ethnically mixed community.

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    “Aldekoa’s biography is not a unique, isolated, or extreme case. Instead, it reflects the ups and downs in the life of most Basques who experienced the Second Republic, the Spanish Civil War, and Franco’s dictatorship. In that sense, his testimony reflects a part of the history of a country through a highly personal, but culturally and socially embedded point of view—that of a local pipe and tabor player.” —Sabin Bikandi, Alejandro Aldekoa

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  • Blade of Light

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    978-1-877802-95-9

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    n/a

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    96

    Author/Editor
    Harkaitz Cano

    Year
    2010

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    7

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    n/a

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    n/a

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    Blade of Light is a uchronia- an alternate history-in its main plot line, Hitler has won the Second World War and now dominates Europe. He then decides to conquer first Manhattan and then the whole American continent. His journey takes him to New York on a ship aboard which Charles Chaplin is also traveling. Chaplin has been imprisoned and tortured on account of his film The Great Dictator, which remains a pesky thorn in Hitler's side. On a second level another story is told-that of a stowaway who traveled to New York in 1886 hidden inside the crown of the Statue of Liberty. The fate of this stowaway, Olivier Legrand, crosses Chaplin's, who manages to escape from his torturers and finds refuge with the now old man. The originality of the story has its narrative counterpoint in Cano's attractive prose style, full of images and lyricism. A master of "what if?" and suspense the novel is also an important reflection on life and the process of writing and artistic creation.

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  • The Basques of Lapurdi, Zuberoa, and Lower Navarre: Their History and Their Traditions

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-07-7

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-99-7

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    460

    Author/Editor
    Phillipe Veyrin

    Year
    2010

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    6

    Price (paperback)
    27.95

    Price (hardcover)
    44.95

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    n/a

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    Philippe Veyrin wrote Les Basques de Labourd, de Soule et de Basse Navarre: leur histoire et leurs traditions during an extraordinarily tumultuous period in French Basque history. He started the manuscript in 1941, one year into the German occupation of the Basque coast when Vichy propaganda about regionalism gave some Basques hope for a new ethnic status and a restoration of ancient rights. The director of the Basque Museum (Musée Basque) in Baiona urged Veyrin to "write a new book about the Basques . . . and to make a portrait of the Basques available to all those who are curious to know more about or who love the most interesting, albeit smallest, pays in France, known throughout the world for its language, traditions, and virtues," a region that "arouses intellectual interest and commands respect." As the leading institutional base for Basque ethnic identity in 1942, the Musée Basque was ideally placed to publish the first four hundred copies of Les Basques. The museum brought out the second edition of Les Basques in 1943, with a print run of two thousand copies that sold out almost immediately. In his foreword, Philippe Veyrin explained that he sought not so much to describe as to explain the Basques and their land and, at every turn, to link the present with the past. The CBS Press is proud and pleased to publish Veyrin’s classic work, The Basques of Lapurdi, Zuberoa, and Lower Navarre: Their History and Their Traditions, in English translation for the first time.

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  • Equality, Equity, and Diversity: Educational Solutions in the Basque Country

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    978-1-935709-00-8

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    n/a

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    216

    Author/Editor
    Alfonso Unceta and Concepcíon Medrano

    Year
    2010

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    n/a

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    The stress of this book - in both theoretical and analytical dimensions - is on the importance of diversity, the promotion of social and human values, and respect for basic human rights in the field of education.

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  • Feminist Challenges in the Social Sciences: Gender Studies in the Basque Country

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-01-5

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    224

    Author/Editor
    Mari Luz Esteban and Mila Amurrio

    Year
    2010

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    2

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    n/a

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    This book reflects many of the profound social, political, and economic changes that have influenced the UPV/EHU since the 1980's.

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  • Development Cooperation: Facing the Challenges of Global Change

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-02-2

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    n/a

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    224

    Author/Editor
    Koldo Unceta and Amaia Arrinda

    Year
    2010

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    3

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

    Price (hardcover)
    n/a

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    The book presents pro-development policies that are ethically grounded political strategies for governments and international bodies.

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  • Basque-English/English-Basque Dictionary

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-96-6

    ISBN hardcover
    n/a

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    n/a

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    4.5"x7"

    Number of pages
    915

    Author/Editor
    Micheael Morris

    Year
    2010

    Series
    Miscelanea

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    26

    Price (hardcover)
    n/a

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    n/a

    Blurb
    In conjunction with the Morris Academy Press, this is an indispensable student reference. Includes 80,000 words and references and is a completely revised, updated, and enhanced version of the original Morris Dictionary. It features both American and British English. Pictogram icons indicate many semantic fields and contains cultural and grammatical notes. In addition, it provides guides for writing letters, numbers, measures, verb tables, and more. And includes a brand-new Basque grammar section for this edition.

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  • Gardeners of Identity: Basque of the San Francisco Bay Area

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    ISBN paperback
    n/a

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-88-1

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    n/a

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    7.25"x10.25"

    Number of pages
    368

    Author/Editor
    Pedro J. Oiarzabal

    Year
    2009

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    4

    Price (paperback)
    n/a

    Price (hardcover)
    29.95

    Price (EPUB)
    n/a

    Blurb
    For many out-of-town visitors, San Franciscans, and Basques throughout the American West the book will bring back fond memories of many of the Basque inns, restaurants, bars and cafés that for the most have vanished from today’s city landscape. However, these fine establishments have not entirely disappeared from their memories and pages of history as illustrated in this book. For others, the book will open a colorful window into the history of some of the most singular and oldest inhabitants of San Francisco. It depicts the Bay Area Basque cultural, linguistic, and religious traditions in a superb manner.

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  • Basque Political Systems

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-03-9

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    n/a

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    288

    Author/Editor
    Xabier Irujo and Pedro Ibarra Güell

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    2

    Price (paperback)
    33

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    n/a

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    Does the Basque Country have a separate “political system”? This book seeks to answer this complicated question. The Basque Country forms a differentiated cultural community that shares customs, folklore, a way of life, a language—Basque—that is among the oldest in Europe, and yet is divided between two international frontiers—France and Spain—and has major internal subdivisions, most notably between the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (the provinces of Araba, Bizkaia, and Gipuzkoa) and the Foral Community of Navarre. In France, the Basque provinces of Lapurdi, Lower Navarre, Zuberoa (Iparralde) have little or no administrative separation from the centralist regime, while Hegoalde—the Basque provinces on the southern side of the international frontier—has varying degrees of autonomous powers within the fitfully decentralizing Spanish state, but is split into two distinct subdivisions with different powers, relations to the central state, and historical development. An added layer of complexity is added by the supranational powers of the European Union and the Basque Country’s place in it, as well as the historically important relations of the Basque Country to the members of its worldwide diaspora. And, finally, even within the various subdivisions there are important differences of opinion regarding fundamental questions such as the desire for independence or autonomy, the political violence that has marred the region, relations to national or central states, and a variety of other issues. Any attempt to impose order on this chaos is difficult, but the author’s in this book try to respond to this question with a wealth of historical and political detail and insight.

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  • The Future Is Ours: The Political Memoirs of Lehendakari Ibarretxe

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    978-1-935709-08-4

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    7"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    258

    Author/Editor
    Koldo Ordozgioti

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    3

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    n/a

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    The voice heard in The Future Is Ours is that of the author of the Ibarretxe Plan and the PNV-EAJ's most recent lehendakari (president) of the Basque Autonomous Community. It is rendered here by the journalist Koldo Ordozgoiti with sensitivity and accuracy. The most important current historical events of the Basque Country - from the lehendakari's dramatic appearance before the Spanish Cortes (Congress of Deputies) to the terrible terrorist bombings in Madrid of May 11, 2004 - are seen through Ibarretxe's singular perspective. In addition, the former lehendakari shares the political thought that shaped his most important actions and, in an epilogue, makes clear the core ideas of his political stance for the Basque Country's future.

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    “Buckle up your seat belt, Dear Reader, since you are in for a wild ride! Catalina de Erauso, the subject of this incisive biography, was one of the more controversial (and certainly bizarre) figures of the early seventeenth century. A celebrated and controversial individual, and as such the object of an excessive amount of scrutiny, her person and story are nevertheless fascinatingly blurred at the edges.”—William A. Douglass, from the introduction

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  • The Selected Essays of Julio Caro Baroja

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-15-2

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-935709-16-9

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    340

    Author/Editor
    Julio Caro Baroja

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    7

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

    Price (hardcover)
    44.95

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Julio Caro Baroja remains one of the central figures of twentieth-century Basque ethnography and anthropology. Here are included his essays on a number of topics relevant to the Basque Country from prehistory through to the 1950's. Of particular interest are essays about the Basques and the sea, about the role of the house in the culture, and about industrial development in the Basque Country. 

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  • Knowledge Communities

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    n/a

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-877802-97-3

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    7.25"x10"

    Number of pages
    260

    Author/Editor
    Javier Echeverria, Andoni Alonso, and Pedro Oiarzabal

    Year
    2011

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    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    6

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    39.95

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    This book studies “communities of knowledge,” a concept that goes beyond the notion of communities of practice to analyze the structure of the emergent knowledge societies. A complex society has to be integrated by various and heterogeneous communities and a knowledge society should be based on the plurality of communities of knowledge. This was the main hypothesis behind the organization of the “International Conference on Knowledge Communities,” which is at the origins of this book. A selection of updated versions of the papers presented at the conference is found in this volume. Our intention was to examine the structure of knowledge-based societies, while exploring new modalities of innovation, in addition to those based on science (e.g., e-science) and engineering. The chapters of this book are an in-depth examination of the concept of knowledge communities and address scientific, engineering, and artistic communities as well as online communities with particular interest on the development of knowledge societies.

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  • War, Exile, Justice, and Everyday Life, 1936-1945

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    978-1-935709-10-7

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    978-1-935709-09-1

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    416

    Author/Editor
    Sandra Ott

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    7

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    24.95

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    44.95

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    Millions of Europeans experienced war, occupation, and exile in the turbulent years between the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 and the end of World War II in 1946. The contributors to this volume focus on the lives of ordinary people ensnared in world events beyond their control. Well-known landmark events like the bombing of Gernika, the mass exile following the Spanish Civil War, France's sudden defeat in 1940 and its subsequent occupation by Germany, the French resistance, and the Allied invasion of France and liberation come to light through the people involved in them: A Tyrolean German soldier trying to make a life and ignore (and explain away) the difficult realities of his regime, Eastern European, mainly Jewish, resisters in occupied Paris, Basque nationalist priests persecuted by Franco regime, children exiled from their homes living in French and other refugee camps, even American newspaper readers. These are the unlikely protagonists in history that is usually seen from the top down, but here is explored from the bottom up.

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  • Implications of Current Research on Social Innovation in the Basque Country

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    978-1-935709-05-3

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    217

    Author/Editor
    Ander Gurrutxaga and Mikel Gómez Urranga

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    4

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    19.95

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    This book investigates the contexts and terrain of Basque social innovation. It begins with the premise that knowledge is mobile, fluid, unstable, and never static. Human networks are primarily networks of knowledge and information transfer with the ability to sustain interactive processes of learning and innovation.

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  • Innovation: Economic, Social, and Cultural Aspects

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    978-1-935709-12-1

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    192

    Author/Editor
    Mari Luz Esteban and Mila Amurrio

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    5

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    19.95

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    The culture of innovation in the Basque Country is delved into from a variety of perspectives.

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  • Basque Cooperativism

    Basque Cooperativism

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    978-1-935709-13-8

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    232

    Author/Editor
    Beleren Bakaikoa and Eneka Albizu

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    6

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    19.95

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    Cooperative companies form part of the social economy-a third economic sector beyond the private and public spheres that embraces community, voluntary, and nonprofit activities. While corporations distribute their surpluses in relation to the capital contributions of shareholders, cooperatives do so according to activity of their members; in short, in a cooperative, capital is subordinate to work. The cooperative spirit has been an important feature of Basque society, from the traditional auzolan (literally, "neighborhood work") to the development of major cooperative companies like Alfa, Fagor, and ultimately Mondragon, the largest cooperative in the world and a major supplier of products and services nationally and internationally. This book focuses on the changes and challenges faced by the social economy in general and Basque cooperatives in particular in light of the crisis of the welfare state, the growth of neoliberal doctrines and greater privatization, and most recently of all, the global financial crisis. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 analyzes the origins, values, and culture of Basque cooperativism. Part 2 focuses on innovation in and the management system of Basque cooperatives as a source of competitive advantage vis-a-vis traditional corporations. Finally, part 3 addresses the response of Basque cooperatives to globalization in general and the current global financial crisis in particular.  

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  • Behavior and Organizational Change

    Behavior and Organizational Change book jacket

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    978-1-935709-18-3

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    216

    Author/Editor
    Sabino Ayestarán and Jon Barrutia Goenaga

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    7

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    19.95

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    Advanced societies produce open and internationalized economies where competitiveness is a necessary requirement, although this in itself is not enough to guarantee sustained success. Social, political, and cultural complexities, along with increasingly greater social and collective needs, are another feature of the environment in question. Given this environment, companies and organizations in general have to maintain a high level of strategic tension and a significant capacity to adapt and be flexible when faced with different contingencies. Organizations must be driven by people who are committed to its goals, who actively participate in the management of labor processes, who have creative skills, and who are capable of getting along well with others and working as part of a team. Likewise, leaders must lean toward transformational or shared leadership, in which both the management and workers assume responsibility for growth. Cooperation between workers and managers is based on the experience that insofar as the company’s goals are achieved, so will those of each individual person. To appreciate the change, it is important to understand organizational behavior, as there can be no sustainable organizational change without a change in people’s behavior.

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  • Buffalotarrak: An Anthology of the Basques of Buffalo, Wyoming

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    978-1-935709-14-5

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    Number of pages
    120

    Author/Editor
    Dollie Iberlin and David Romtvedt

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    6

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    19.95

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    Throughout the twentieth century many Basques arrived in the small town of Buffalo, Wyoming, making it a hub of Basque culture for the whole state. This book, originally published for the NABO festival of 1995, collects essays by Basques and others with an interest in the town's people, lives, and customs. With mainly personal voices the Buffalo Basques - or Buffalotarrak - are brought to life, and in doing so shed a great deal of light not only on the Buffalotarrak, but on the experience of Basques in the American West.

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  • Living Boundaries: Frontiers and Identity

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    978-1-935709-17-6

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    Number of pages
    300

    Author/Editor
    Zoe Bray

    Year
    2011

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    19

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    29.95

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    The international frontier between Spain and France has long been an important symbol (and reality) of the separation of the Basque people into different spheres. Living Boundaries draws a vivid picture of the ways that individuals construct and express their identities along and across this international frontier. The book follows in the tradition of social anthropological research and is laced with rich ethnographic accounts that tie to sociopolitical issues. This is the second edition, updated and with a new foreword and afterword by the author discussing the changes that have occurred since its original publication in 2004.

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  • Our Wars: Short Fitcion on Basque Conflicts

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    978-1-935709-29-9

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    5.5"x8.5"

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    264

    Author/Editor
    Mikel Ayerbe Sudupe

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    8

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    24.95

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    Our Wars brings together a wide-ranging collection of stories on the endemic violence that plagued the Basque Country from the eruption of civil war in Spain in 1936 until the definitive ceasefire of ETA in 2011. The voices that emerge are multifaceted: an effeminate Americano innkeeper who must make surprising changes in order to survive and escape the violence that has engulfed his repatriated homeland, a man fleeing the police who finds himself in a surprising book club, a father worried about his daughter's loss of identity, parents anxiously awaiting and dreading a phone call, an estranged wife's paranoia when her husband pops up on the news, and much, much more. The themes of story-telling, transformation, and memory resonate with the power of lived experience. Selected and with an incisive explanatory introduction by Mikel Ayerbe Sudupe, these stories are "about" Basque violence, but are also much more...

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  • William A. Douglass: Mr. Basque

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    978-1-935709-28-2

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    336

    Author/Editor
    Miel Elustondo

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    7

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    24.95

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    For Basques around the world, Mr. Basque is the public face of the University of Nevada, Reno's Basque Studies Program, which a president of the Basque Country described as a "candle in the night" for the Basques during the long years of the Franco dictatorship; for the Basques of the American West (and indeed the Americas) he is the author who brought their experience to the light of day in his acclaimed book Amerikanuak: Basques in the New World; for Nevadans he is a lifelong resident, a shrewd casino operator, and a member of a true Nevada pioneering family; and for his fellow anglers and sportsmen he is a steady companion on adventures around the world. Through these pages, the result of more than ten years of interviews between the author, Miel Elustondo, and William A. Douglass, "Bill," the reader experiences a candid and vivid portrait of life spent in constant motion: searching for lizards in the high desert as a boy, starting a family on a shoestring, establishing a reputation in academia, participating in brokering the end of violence in the Basque Country, and much, much more...

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  • Oui Oui Oui of the Pyrenees

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    978-1-895709-26-8

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    128

    Author/Editor
    Mary Jean Etcheberry-Morton

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    8

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    10.95

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    Five-year-old Maite Echeto and her mother are Basques who live in the Basque Country of France while they are waiting to join Maite's father, who is making his fortune in the American West. Visiting their farmer cousins on a cold Easter day, Maite meets Oui Oui Oui, a quite remarkable little goslin, the only good egg out of fourteen. With the advice of good Farmer August and wise Justine, and the help of her mother, Maite adopts the goslin. Together, they embark on a series of adventures, filled with colorful Basques and others, that changes both their lives forever.

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  • The Making of the Basque Question: Experiencing Self-Government, 1793-1877

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    978-1-935709-21-6

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    312

    Author/Editor
    Joseba Agirreazkuenaga

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    4

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    24.95

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    "The Making of the Basque Question" contextualizes Basque Political and parliamentary development in the period of Spanish nation-state building, during the transoceanic monarchy of the "Spains," in the nineteenth century. This involved a particular transition and marked the emergence of the "foral question," becoming the "Basque question" as it was named in parliamentary terms and public debate from 1839 - a political, legal, and administrative issue of whether or not the Basque Country was entitled in law to self-government. "In Spain the question of the Basques is much more serious than in France...When the different criteria for the theory of nationalities are combined here, one would have to be in favor of the independence for the Basques. Will Spain consent to this?" Francisco Pi i Margall, "Las nacionalidades" (1877). This book is based also on the research of its actorsipersonal experiences and testimonies: "Biographical Dictionaries of Basque Parliamentarians" created by the Biography and Parliament Research Group at the University of the Basque Country. Their detailed microbiographies analyze public parliamentarian management in the context of the actors' life experiences.

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  • Expelled from the Motherland: The Government of President Jose Antonio Agirre in Exile, 1937-1960

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    978-1-935709-20-6

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    978-1-935709-25-1

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    7"x10"

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    336

    Author/Editor
    Xabier Irujo

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    5

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

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    44.95

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    9.99

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    This story - that of the government-in-exile of Lehendakari Jose Antonio Agirre and the multitudes of other Basques who were forced by war and oppression to flee their homeland - has not been written in English before and is rather unknown to the Basque, Spanish, and French historiography. Drawing on primary sources; archival documentation; and interviews with many Basque political exiles, resistance members, and former prisoners of labor camps Professor Xabier Irujo tells a gripping story of the Basque autonomous government, conceived during the beginnings of a bloody civil war, forced to organize a mass exile and then overtaken by necessity to feed and clothe its exiled population. Following this initial period, the exiled Basques were then confronted by World War and forced again into flight, this time mainly to the Americas. Never giving up their opposition to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, the government continued its struggle during forty long years of existence, through wars hot and cold as well as countless political developments. While tracing the history of Lehendakari Agirre, this book is more the story of all of the Basques who were forced into exile, and it serves as a testimony to their unwavering determination to return to their homeland. In addition, the book contains an extensive biographical index of many of the heretofore unknown exile activists: writers, politicians, soldiers, intellectuals, but even more so, Basque patriots.

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  • Linguae Vasconum Primitiae

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    978-1-935709-32-9

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    978-1-935709-33-6

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    232

    Author/Editor
    Bernard Etxpare

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    8

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    34.95

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    Out of humble beginning. May better fortune follow. So ends Bernard Etxepare's Linguae Vasconum Primitiae, likely the first book ever printed in the Basque language, in the year of 1545. Published in Bordeaux, the book contains a modest collection of poems, some religious, others love poetry, one autobiographical, and two extolling the virtues of Basque and its worthiness through publication to be included with the other languages of the world. Written in the Lower Navarrese dialect of Basque, the poems have found enduring fame among the Basques for their celebration of the Basque language. Included alongside the seminal translation by Mikel Morris Pagoeta is a comparative rendition of the original Basque. The book also includes a foreword by Pello Salaburu, the preface to the 1995 edition by Patxi Altuna, and an introduction by Beñat Oyharçabal. Other people thought it could not be written; now they have seen that they were wrong. Basque, come forth into the world!

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  • Violence and Communication

    Violence and Communication

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    978-1-935709-22-0

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    208

    Author/Editor
    Jose A. Mingolarra, Carmen Arocena, and Rosa Martín

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    8

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    19.95

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    Combining the terms "violence" and "communication" is a difficult, complex, incomplete, and perhaps impossible task, yet Violence and Communication seeks to demonstrate both generic and particular aspects of the expression and representation of violence. In a general sense, this expression and representation of violence. In a general sense, the expression and its consequences are explored in diverse global historical examples of violent events including the Holocaust, the genocide in Rwanda, and 9/11, as well as in thematic issues such as women and sexuality, poverty and inequality, and the Internet and violence. In a more particular sense, the work also addresses terrorist violence in the Basque Country, exploring specific topics such as its psychological effects in society and discursive consequences in the print media and on television. The book examines the representation of these different forms of violence in both the visual media (film, television, and photography) and the printed word (newspapers, literature, and so on). In short, the work attempts to visualize what have been often non-visible forms of violence, as well as critically analyze the multiple ways in which violence is represented and communicated.

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  • The Challenge of a Bilingual Society in the Basque Country

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    978-1-935709-30-5

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    224

    Author/Editor
    Pello Salaburu and Xabier Alberdi

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    9

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    19.95

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    Of the non-Indo-European languages that survive in Europe, only one of these is in the western half of the continent—Euskara (the Basque language). It is, according to every study and despite the fact that the oldest testimonies in Euskara are only two thousand years old, a language that was used in the region prior to the invasions of Indo-European peoples with other cultures and other languages six thousand years ago. The Basque language, spoken by half a million people, is not related to any other language in the world. While it has constantly been challenged by its upstart linguistic neighbors, most notably French and Spanish, this language has survived through centuries. However, it has only been quite recently—and only in one part of the Basque Country—that Basque has received the stable recognition of being a coofficial language recognized by the public administration. In the space of a few years, Euskara went from being a language spoken mostly in rural areas to being used in the media, at university, and in the offices of the Basque government. In short, it became a “visible” language in a modern society. In the current work we present some of the features that characterize this modern bilingual society and investigate this new situation in Basque history: a history that, for good or bad, is still being written by its protagonists—the inhabitants of the Basque Country, something that is quite unusual in the history of languages.

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  • The Basque Nation On-Screen

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    978-1-935709-23-7

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    978-1-935709-24-4

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    472

    Author/Editor
    Santi de Pablo

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Douglass Scholar Series

    Series No.
    2

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    29.95

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    34.95

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    Films may be thought of not only as witnesses to historical processes but also as models in their own right that exercise an influence on society, changing the way it sees itself. It is in this way that such representations help forge collective memory. In those places where there are national conflicts, the cinema plays an important role in shaping dichotomous identities. The Basque Country is an interesting case study in terms of exploring the complex relationships among films, society, nationalism, and political violence, which Santiago de Pablo analyzes in this work, the second in the William A. Douglass Distinguished Scholar Series. The purpose of this book is to examine the historical relationship between films and Basque nationalism from a twofold perspective: the use of cinematic productions by Basque nationalism as a means of inculcating national identity and ideology, and the depiction of Basque nationalism—and especially of ETA terrorism—in films. Cinema provides new analytical perspectives of the history of Basque nationalism and has contributed to the strengthening of Basque national identity, to shaping its collective store of ideas, and to fostering a historical memory of an unmistakably nationalist stripe that is in constant dialogue with—and at times opposed to—other views and national identities that coexist in today’s pluralistic Basque Country.

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  • Basque Pelota: A Ritual, an Aesthetic

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    978-1-935709-31-2

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    328

    Author/Editor
    Olatz González Abrisketa

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    20

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    "Learn, children / To speak Basque, / Play pelota, / And dance correctly." -- Basque popular song. The game of pelota is, as Wilhelm von Humboldt described it, "the principal festival of the Basques," and is, for Pío Baroja, "the Basque game par excellence." Indeed, as Olatz González Abrisketa aptly demonstrates in Basque Pelota: A Ritual, an Aesthetic, pelota is one of the most revealing frameworks of meaning and understanding of the Basque imaginary. By digging into the historic, symbolic, and even mythological roots of the sport, and by describing interconnected webs of meaning in the various domains of social, juridical, bodily, and imaginative experience, she shows how pelota constitutes a ritualized action that both stages and repairs social antagonisms by offering a "deep play" that prevents violent conflict and implies a paramount cultural transformation for the Basuqes. Furthermore, she shows that the joko or "argon" of pelota has a foundational rose in culture; the metaphoric extensions of "hand," "pelota," and "body"; and how the fronton or plaza is the Basque public space par excellence and a monument to the community's memory.

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    "This vibrant and communitarian game had to wait for Olatz Gonzalez Abrisketa for a much needed ethnography that would reveal its social and symbolic dimensions." - Joseba Zulaika

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  • Basque Literary History

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-19-0

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    7.25"x9.5"

    Number of pages
    370

    Author/Editor
    Mari Jose Olaziregi

    Year
    2012

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    21a

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

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    Basque Literary History provides an overview of the evolution of Basque literature, the sociohistorical events that marked it, and the place it holds within Basque society from its oral roots and its "inception" in 1545 with Linguae Vasconum Primitiae by Bernard Etxepare (the first book printed in Basque) to the modern day. It studies "Basque literary history" from the understanding of Basque literature as part of a system-a literary system- to which it belongs and from which it receives meaning and direction. Like all languages and literatures, Basque literature has been conditioned by the relationship between language and literature. In the Basque case this is exacerbated by the subordination of Basque literature to the historical situation. Until the end of the twentieth century, to write Basque literature meant mostly to cultivate the Basque language to the extent that authors would inscribe in their works a defense of the language to prove its versatility and compare it to other, more literary-cultivated languages. In this context, a core aspect of Basque literary history's purpose is the wish to establish literature's autonomy in the context of social and cultural life. Authors, when they create literary universes, no longer feel like mere apologists of a minority language that is peripheral amidst the din of Western European literatures. These authors write in a minorized language, but one that is coming of age and hopes to function as an autonomous system in the context of Basque society and aims to get its voice heard in the World Republic of Letters.

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  • Robert Laxalt: The Story of a Storyteller

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-36-7

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    978-1-935709-37-4

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    320

    Author/Editor
    Warren Lerude

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    9

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    39.95

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    “Robert Laxalt was as understated as he was brilliant as a novelist and Basque-American citizen. Warren Lerude’s superb new study illuminates the life and artistry of Laxalt. Anyone who wants to understand the pastoral tradition of the American West needs to read the works of Robert Laxalt.” —National Humanities Scholar Clay Jenkinson, “There’s no one better suited to tell the story of a great storyteller than someone who fits that description himself. Warren Lerude has given us a remarkable chronicle of the life of Nevada legend Robert Laxalt. It is a book that is thoroughly researched, crisply written and honest to a fault. This is a biography about a man, Bob Laxalt, who richly deserves one. It will surely stand the test of time.” —Joe Crowley, President Emeritus, University of Nevada, Reno, "Robert Laxalt’s “evocative writing, full of the rush of memory and polished to simplicity . . . set a solid example for the rest of us.” —Lou Cannon, The Washington Post, “Robert Laxalt was a western author who nurtured the Western literary and journalistic community. . . . He was a consummate story teller, and his work remains universal in its themes and enduring in its subtle power.”—Alan Deutschman, biographer of Steve Jobs, “As a first generation American and trained journalist, [in Sweet Promised Land] Robert Laxalt has captured . . . the development of our country with such high literary merit that his book deserves universal regard as a classic of Americana.”—Guy Shipler Jr., The New York Times

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  • Joanes 3

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    978-1-935709-40-4

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    7.75"x10"

    Number of pages
    35

    Author/Editor
    Guillermo Zubiaga

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    10

    Price (paperback)
    10

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    7.5

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    The Church was an important patron of commercial whaling, and had great economic links with the industry. The first testimony referring to the Basque whaling industry goes back to the year 670 A.D. when Basques from Labourd shipped 40 barrels of whale oil for lighting to the Abby of Jumieges, on the banks of the river Seine, France. Later in 875 A.D. another reference to Basque whaling was Made in the Translations and miracles of Saint Waast. The church of Santa Maria de Lekeitio, built in the XVIth century, is a noteworthy example of the late Biscay Gothic style. The town of Lekeitio became a booming whaling and privateering port throughout the middle ages and the Renaissance. Bayonne’s cathedral, Sainte-Marie, was entirely funded by its whaling industry. In the Basque Country alone there are 3 skull chalices. These Chalices are relics of 3 saints and are used as sacred goblets , filled with sacramental wine or with water as some other “miracle” work such as the treatment of head illnesses. These are: Saint Victor of Gauna, in Alava, and in Navarre Saint Gregory of Sorlada, and Saint William (Guillermo) of Obanos. The word piraterie (piracy in English) may have its origins in the Basque biratari, later piratari: to navigate or better yet “navigator”. We see this Basque suffix in the words Bira(tu) (to) navigate in relation to Biratari (navigator) such as in other examples as in dantza(tu) to dance in relation to dantzari (dancer), sega(tu) to reap compared to segalari (reaper), Gida(tu) (to) lead to Gidari (leader) and so on. The XVII century staged the golden age for Basque privateers. During this century, many otherwise ordinary sailors, begin to employ themselves as corsairs making it a very lucrative business. Especially when whaling was off season.The word piraterie (piracy in English) may have its origins in the Basque biratari, later piratari: to navigate or better yet “navigator”. We see this Basque suffix in the words Bira(tu) (to) navigate in relation to Biratari (navigator) such as in other examples as in dantza(tu) to dance in relation to dantzari (dancer), sega(tu) to reap compared to segalari (reaper), Gida(tu) (to) lead to Gidari (leader) and so on. The XVII century staged the golden age for Basque privateers. During this century, many otherwise ordinary sailors, begin to employ themselves as corsairs making it a very lucrative business. Especially when whaling was off season.

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  • My Mama Marie

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    978-1-935709-39-8

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    180

    Author/Editor
    Joan Errea

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    11

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

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    My Mama Marie is the loving, funny, moving, heartwarming, and sometimes heartbreaking story of Marie Jeanne Paris neé Goyhenetche. Marie Jeanne, raised in the Pyrenees village of Banca, came first to the lonely little town of Currie, Nevada. There she met Arnaud Paris, the author’s beloved Aita. Continuously faced with challenges, she not only persevered, but excelled in raising a family and building a life on the frontier. It is also the story of the author’s own childhood on ranches, in one-room schoolhouses, and at sheep camps. Includes a selection of Marie’s—a classically trained chef in the Basque Country and veteran of years of sheep camp cooking—recipes.

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  • A Basque Patriot in New York

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    978-1-935709-38-1

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    184

    Author/Editor
    Iñaki Anazagasti and Josu Erkoreka

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    6

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    A Basque Patriot in New York traces the incredible journey of a young jelkide (Basque Nationalist Party activist and patriot) from Vitoria-Gasteiz. Born to a nationalist family in the Araban capital, and a staunch nationalist from a very young age, the book follows Jose Luis de la Lombana through education in Madrid, resistance and incarceration in Vitoria-Gasteiz at the time of the military coup that turned into the Civil War of 1936, escape to France, activism in Barcelona—where he served as the editor of the Basque nationalist daily Euzkadi—in support of the Basque government-in-exile, and then exile. Among others, Lombana was chosen to attend the Second World Youth Congress, held in New York in 1938. During his time of activism in the United States, Lombana made many observations about US society and about Basque nationalism and its conflicts and struggles to reach and make inroads into US and US Basque and Basque-Catholic communities, which make his testimony and story an indispensable read for understanding of this extraordinarily complex and tumultuous period both in the United States and around the world. The book also focuses on efforts to support the Basque government in France and the United States and the subject of propaganda both in favor of Basque nationalism and pro-Franco, especially with regards to the US and world Catholic Communities. Altogether, through the story of this jelkide, a vivid portrait is painted of a time of great crisis, and of extraordinary deeds by many heretofore ordinary people. In the Appendix, the book presents Lombana’s own report on his time in the United States.

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  • Selected Basque Writings: The Basques and Announcement of Publication

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    978-1-935709-44-2

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    978-1-935709-45-9

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    228

    Author/Editor
    Wilhelm von Humboldt

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    9

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    34.95

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    The Selected Basque Writings of Wilhelm von Humboldt fills a gap in the scholarly literature on the renowned Prussian philosopher, linguist, and statesman by providing the first English-language translation of his own account of the second of two seminal trips to the Basque Country in 1801. Humboldt’s encounter with Basque culture was crucial to the later development of his influential thinking on progressive liberalism, and in particular his reconciliation of nationalism and liberalism, especially as a result of his first-hand observation of how the Basques’ strong sense of Basque national identity underpinned the vibrancy of their self-governing institutions and, likewise, how this independence of spirit was the bedrock of what he viewed as their well-governed and efficient society: a modern-day echo, for Humboldt, of the ancient Greek republics. Moreover, the work demonstrates Humboldt’s use of the comparative study technique, and can with reason be interpreted as an early example of both comparative anthropology and comparative linguistics. Part travelogue, part ethnography, and part treatise on the intimate relationship between language, history, and identity, the rich prose of Humboldt’s exuberant account transports readers back to the Basque Country on the eve of modernity. Here he depicts in vivid brilliance the landscape he traverses and the people he meets and observes—their clothes, food, songs and dances, working habits, business dealings, and political discussions. This work is essential to a greater appreciation for Humboldt’s pivotal encounter with the Basque culture, and to a broader historical understanding of studies on the Basque Country itself.

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  • Playing Fields: Power, Practice, and Passion in Sport

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    978-1-935709-49-7

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    396

    Author/Editor
    Mariann Vaczi

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    8

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    Playing Fields presents the profound reflections of a group of international scholars on how games, sports, and motor practices interact with global-local processes, inequality, gender relations, identity, representation, performance, and emotion through varied modes of analysis, approaches, and styles. Sport here is treated with disciplinary eclecticism featuring sociology, anthropology, history, philosophy, and motor praxeology. The book is structured around three main themes: power, practice, and passion. Part 1, “Power,” considers playing fields as an arena of power and addresses what Joan Acker would call “inequality regimes” in sports. Gender discrimination; “hard” and “soft” essentialism; the concept of justice in sports; gendered collective embodiment and public agency; countercultural grassroots sports practices; and local-global dynamisms, Americanization, and hegemony are all discussed. The second part, “Practice,” focuses on the practice of games as, in the words of Pierre Parlebas, “a type of academy in which social connections are experienced by the body.” Through the study of motor praxeology—the relation of motor practices to the cultural and social context of the bodies that practice them—these chapters delve into the intellectual history of motor action; conceptualizations of the body; and the internal logic of games and how it influences risk-taking attitudes and the experience of emotions. Part 3, “Passion,” looks at the affective dimensions of sports and explores how collective desires are communicated through the emotion that playing fields generate. In the final chapter, a kind of codas and reflection on the entire experience of the remarkable group of scholars who share their work here, Jennifer Hargreaves reflects on her work and life in sport studies.

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  • Language Rights and Cultural Diversity

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    978-1-935709-47-3

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    294

    Author/Editor
    Xabier Irujo and Viola Miglio

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    9

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    There are around 6,000 living languages in the world, but as of 2012, less than 4 percent of them can claim official status in one of more of the 196 existing states. This lack of official status, along with other cultural, political, and legal factors, is contributing to a worldwide loss of linguistic diversity and cultural richness. The essays in this book explore the many facets of language rights and language protection from a variety of theoretical, legal, and academic perspectives. Important lessons are taken from the Basque case in Europe, and Native American and French-Canadian cases in North America. Woven throughout the book is the belief in the power of discourse and research to protect and even enhance linguistic diversity through legal recognition and other means. Language protection, however, is only possible if we encourage the acceptance of cultural diversity and multilingualism as a positive outcome for the whole population of the state, not just for a minority with in it. We should abandon the idea of the monolingual mono-cultural nation-state, and encourage the population of each country to adopt the concept of a multi-cultural state.

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  • Sustainable Development, Ecological Complexity, and Environmental Values

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    978-1-935709-35-0

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    224

    Author/Editor
    Ignacio Ayestarán and Miren Onaindia

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    10

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    "Sustainable Development, Ecological Complexity, and Environmental Values" contributes to expanding the idea of sustainability by integrating different thematic issues related to sustainable development in its threefold consideration (economic, social, and environmental) with regard to the case of the Basque Country. On the global scale, changes have clearly accelerated; ecological and social sustainability are two facets of the same changing reality. First, social sustainability depend on ecological sustainability. If we continue degrading nature's capacity to produce the ecosystems' services (water filtration, climate stabilization, etc.) and resources (food, materials), both individuals and nations will be affected by growing pressures and increasing conflicts, as well as by threats to public health and personal safety. Second, ecological sustainability depends on social sustainability, a socially unjust and unfair system with an ever-increasing population that is not able to have its needs met will necessarily lead to environmental collapse. In addition, human behavior and the social dynamic often lie at the heart of social and ecological problems. It must be, therefore, assumed that there will not be sustainable development if sustainable societies do not first exist. A sustainable society has the challenge of developing human capital. In this book, these global questions are treated as they relate to specific place and context, the Basque Country and its modern institutions.

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  • The Basque Diaspora Webscape: Identity, Nation, and Homeland, 1990s-2010s

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    978-1-935709-41-1

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    7"x10"

    Number of pages
    272

    Author/Editor
    Pedro Oiarzabal

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    7

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

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    "The Basque Diaspora Webscape documents a particular conjunctural moment in which the webmasters of Basque associations around the world configure and project Basque ethnic identity—itself a work in progress. It provides prima facie, even “official,” evidence of how identity may become nuanced differently according to the wider local setting of each diaspora and with respect to identity maintenance in the European Basque homeland. It constitutes an historical baseline against which future research can be made. Finally, it highlights a critical dimension of the wholly emergent phenomenon of a virtual universal “Basquelandia” that exists solely in cyberspace." —William Douglass, "A carefully researched case study of the Basque diaspora cyber-community that can also provide a basis for understanding many other such emerging communities. Avoids both the enthusiastic hype and mordant skepticism about social media to provide a balanced, evidence based analysis and assessment." —Carl Mitcham, "In the future, when we look back to the early days of the Internet and the web and its usage by various populations, Pedro J. Oiarzabal’s book will be a superb reference to understand the complex relation of diasporas with digital technologies." — Andoni Alonso

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  • Basques in the United States: A Biographical Encyclopedia of First-Generation Immigrants. Volume 1: Araba, Bizkaia, and Gipuzkoa

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-65-7

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    7"x10"

    Number of pages
    366

    Author/Editor
    Koldo San Sebastian

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    9

    Price (paperback)
    25

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    Basques in the United States, in two volumes, contains names and entries for nearly 10,000 first generation Basque immigrants from the 1800s through today.

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  • Basques in the United States: A Biographical Encyclopedia of First-Generation Immigrants. Volume 2: Iparralde and Nafarroa

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-66-4

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    7"x10"

    Number of pages
    330

    Author/Editor
    Koldo San Sebastian

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    10

    Price (paperback)
    25

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    Basques in the United States, in two volumes, contains names and entries for nearly 10,000 first generation Basque immigrants from the 1800s through today.

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  • The Odyssey of the Ship with Three Names

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    978-1-935709-52-7

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    250

    Author/Editor
    Renato Barahona

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    23

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    In the spring of 1948, Israeli agents of Haganah, the main Jewish underground in Palestine, bought the cargo ship S.S. Kefalos. Purchased in the United States and registered in Panama to a fictitious company, the ship had a daring plan: carry arms collected in Mexico to Israel. In June, the Kefalos sailed from New York to Tampico under false pretenses. Arms, both bought from the Mexican government and smuggled in from the United States, were loaded and the ship departed from Tampico in August. Once at sea, it quickly changed its name and appearance to sneak past Gibraltar and U.N. Observers in Tel Aviv. The secret mission was carried out through vital cooperation between two apparently odd bedfellows: Jews (Israeli, European, U.S., and Mexican) and a crew of mainly Spanish/Basque exiles from Franco’s dictatorship. Afterdelivering the arms, Israeli authorities decided to repurpose the Kefalos to rescue refugee Jews from the Balkans. After a layover in Naples, two voyages were made from Bakar (modern-day Croatia) to Haifa in late 1948 with over 7,700 refugees. This is the improbable saga of the “Rust Bucket”—as it was known endearingly by those who sailed on it. Through moving narration and careful attention to detail, this history illustrates an important crucible of two seemingly disparate diasporas.

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  • The Dialects of Basque

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    978-1-935709-42-8

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    Number of pages
    203

    Author/Editor
    Koldo Zuazo

    Year
    2013

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    21b

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    The topic of dialectal variation in Basque, a language isolate and the last remaining descendant of the pre-Indo-European languages of Western Europe, has long been a contentious issue in both academic and wider social circles. In The Dialects of Basque, the first major work of its kind in English and a revised version of his bestselling work in the Basque Country, Koldo Zuazo makes two significant contributions to the study of Basque dialects: on the one hand, he introduces a new classification scheme for the different dialects of the Basque language, thereby breaking with the influential categories established by the renowned philologist Louis Lucien Bonaparte in the nineteenth century. On the other, following the pioneering work of experts like Koldo Mitxelena, he contends that the origins of dialectal variation in Basque are not as old as many scholars—including the celebrated Basque specialist Julio Caro Baroja—have argued. Zuazo also observes that, while there is rich dialectal variation in Basque, comprehension among native speakers is not as difficult as has been previously contended. Moreover, he includes in the work more in-depth case studies of the dialects spoken in the Baztan Valley of Navarre and the area around Irun and Errenteria in Gipuzkoa, respectively, as well as a critical examination of theories suggesting the existence of a hybrid Basque dialect in the Americas.The topic of dialectal variation in Basque, a language isolate and the last remaining descendant of the pre-Indo-European languages of Western Europe, has long been a contentious issue in both academic and wider social circles. In The Dialects of Basque, the first major work of its kind in English and a revised version of his bestselling work in the Basque Country, Koldo Zuazo makes two significant contributions to the study of Basque dialects: on the one hand, he introduces a new classification scheme for the different dialects of the Basque language, thereby breaking with the influential categories established by the renowned philologist Louis Lucien Bonaparte in the nineteenth century. On the other, following the pioneering work of experts like Koldo Mitxelena, he contends that the origins of dialectal variation in Basque are not as old as many scholars—including the celebrated Basque specialist Julio Caro Baroja—have argued. Zuazo also observes that, while there is rich dialectal variation in Basque, comprehension among native speakers is not as difficult as has been previously contended. Moreover, he includes in the work more in-depth case studies of the dialects spoken in the Baztan Valley of Navarre and the area around Irun and Errenteria in Gipuzkoa, respectively, as well as a critical examination of theories suggesting the existence of a hybrid Basque dialect in the Americas. The topic of dialectal variation in Basque, a language isolate and the last remaining descendant of the pre-Indo-European languages of Western Europe, has long been a contentious issue in both academic and wider social circles. In The Dialects of Basque, the first major work of its kind in English and a revised version of his bestselling work in the Basque Country, Koldo Zuazo makes two significant contributions to the study of Basque dialects: on the one hand, he introduces a new classification scheme for the different dialects of the Basque language, thereby breaking with the influential categories established by the renowned philologist Louis Lucien Bonaparte in the nineteenth century. On the other, following the pioneering work of experts like Koldo Mitxelena, he contends that the origins of dialectal variation in Basque are not as old as many scholars—including the celebrated Basque specialist Julio Caro Baroja—have argued. Zuazo also observes that, while there is rich dialectal variation in Basque, comprehension among native speakers is not as difficult as has been previously contended. Moreover, he includes in the work more in-depth case studies of the dialects spoken in the Baztan Valley of Navarre and the area around Irun and Errenteria in Gipuzkoa, respectively, as well as a critical examination of theories suggesting the existence of a hybrid Basque dialect in the Americas.

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  • Ultrasounds: Basque Women Writers on Motherhood

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    978-1-935709-58-9

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    286

    Author/Editor
    Gema Lasarte

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    9

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    The mother has always been a particularly potent symbol for the Basques. Along with the home, she has been seen as a repository of cultural values and a bulwark for traditional ways of life. In Ultrasounds: Basque Women Writers on Motherhood, a wide ranging collection of contemporary women short story writers take on the subject of motherhood from a variety of perspectives, unique voices, and styles. The collection opens with Aurelia Arkotxa's micro-stories, which explore various aspects of motherhood in condensed fragments or "sparks." In "The Shopping Cart," Uxue Apaolaza larrea challenges the notion of a mother as the family's foundation; Miren Agur Meabe uses myth and fable to illuminate the role of the woman as creator of language in her stories about Doltza; Irati Elorrieta explores multicultural relationships and motherhood in "Torn Landscapes," and Karmele Jaio Eiguren and Katixa Agirre Miguélez explore different types of motherhood altogether in "Ultrasounds" and "Guy Fawkes's Treason," respectively. These stories and many others bring a vibrant community of women writers who are exploring the notions of their culture and many others into English for the first time. With a comprehensive introductory essay by Gema Lasarte.

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  • Hollywood and I and Mad City

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    978-1-935709-59-6

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    330

    Author/Editor
    Javi Cillero

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    10

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    The caretaker of a collection of exotic animals embarks on a dangerous relationship with a mobster's girlfriend; the tragedy of Oediupus is retold as a Western with a happy ending; revenge is wreaked on a Bilbao art dealer for his past transgressions. In these two short story collections--"Hollywood and I" and "Mad City," brought together here and published in English fro the first time, Javi Cillero creates an astonishing variety of different worlds: Basque cities and a city of the West; the Nevada desert; jetliners, trains, cars, ferries; classic cinema and Greek myths and legends; and much much more. All are written into existence with a distinctive voice that blends noir fiction and dark humor. These stories generally tell the stories of outsiders, and it is no coincidence that thus the city of Reno, Nevada, also forms a central heart of many stories: like them, it is a place of missed connections, of sad and broken histories, and yet has the capacity for the human spirit to persevere against the odds. The characters here are just as varied as the stories themselves: witnesses and students, cowboys and art dealers, outsider and insiders and blends of the two. The stories almost defy summary in the incredible flowering of their imaginary worlds, just as desert flowers surprise with their splash of color in the otherwise gray sagebrush steppe.

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  • Fifteen Days in Urgain

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    978-1-935709-57-2

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    5.25"x8"

    Number of pages
    218

    Author/Editor
    Jose A. Loidi

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    12

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    When the skeleton of a murdered woman is found in the graveyard of the small Basque village of Urgain the town races to find the murderer in their midst. Armed with a meticulous mind, Detective Garaidi is just the man to discover what secrets lie buried in Urgain. With the help of the town's chatty innkeeper and the old gravedigger, Garaidi unravels a twisting plot, and discovers that the village's residents have more to hide than originally meets the eye. In Nere Lete's masterful translation of Jose Antonio Loidi Bizkarrondo's novel, the first traditional detective novel ever published in the Basque language, the characters and their stories come to life for the first time for an English readership as they have charmed and intrigued generations of Basque readers. With an insightful sense of the atmosphere of the traditional Basque village in a time not so long past, the reader is invited here to spend a thrilling fifteen days in Urgain.

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  • The Hammer of Witches

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    978-1-93709-53-4

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    348

    Author/Editor
    Begoña Echeverria

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    13

    Price (paperback)
    16.95

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    In 1610, a small Basque town is convulsed by accusations of witchcraft. Based on historical events, The Hammer of Witches tells the incredible story of Maria, a girl determined to honor her mother’s memory by learning to read and improving her lot in life; the priest Salvador Zabaleta, who has sworn to protect Maria but whose own identity is beset by struggles; and the mysterious and sophisticated Sabine Elizalde. As Maria is drawn into their lives and into a series of macabre events, she learns about the depths of her own courage. Drawing a nuanced, detailed, rich portrait of early modern Basque society to tell a gripping story of love, betrayal, and sacrifice in a world turned upside down, The Hammer of Witches delves into the dark places of the human spirit and shows that even in the face of tremendous evil, justice can prevail.

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  • Basque Fiscal Systems: History, Current Status, and Future Perspectives

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    978-1-935709-46-6

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    298

    Author/Editor
    Joseba Agirreazkuenaga

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    7

    Price (paperback)
    24.95

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    The "Concierto Ecónomico" or Economic Agreement regulates the fiscal ties between the Spanish state and the Basque provinces. Responding within the general framework of the 2010 financial crisis, the Documentation Centre for the Economic Agreement and the Foral Treasuries, a research group within the University of the Basque Country, presents an overall reflection on the system of the Economic Agreement, the management and overall status of the Basque provinvial treasuries. The contributions brought together in this volume try to answer questions raised in academic and nonacademic circles including: the origins and history of the economic agreement, public finances and public opinion, and the legal underpinning of the agreement. The Economic Agreement, furthermore, is a basic element in the self-government of the Basque Country and this book is an essential tool for understanding it and its broader relation to Basque society. But the Economic Agreement is not solely a matter for the Basque Country or even to Spain. It is also being examined in the European courts and in the studies of comparative fiscal federalism. This book fills a gap in the literature of the Basque Economic Agreement and on fiscal culture and its practice, fiscal federalism, and complex political unions such as the European Union.

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  • The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, Vol.1

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    978-1-935709-48-0

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    222

    Author/Editor
    C.F. Henningsen

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    8

    Price (paperback)
    14.95

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    In times of civil warfare, generally, men’s virtues and vices are seen in extremes.” The words of well-traveled military adventurer Charles Frederick Henningsen capture both the nature of war, and, in many ways, his own life. The son of Swedish immigrants born in 1815, this “Englishman by naturalization” spent his life wandering from one country and cause to another, often taking part in those most cruel of conflicts—civil wars. This book traces the first of these experiences he had: his involvement in the First Carlist War (1833–39) between the spring of 1834 and summer of 1835. Henningsen describes his experiences fighting with the Carlist side in the course of just over a year at the outset of the conflict. But the book is more than just an account of a military campaign. Among other things, it is a reflection on the nature of war itself, an eyewitness study of military leadership in the figure of the charismatic Carlist leader Tomás Zumalacarregui, and an observation of the Basque Country—its landscape, people, and customs—in the early decades of the nineteenth century.

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  • Mythology and Ideology of the Basque Language

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-877802-35-5

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    978-1-877802-34-8

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    256

    Author/Editor
    Antonio Tovar

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    10

    Price (paperback)
    19.95

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    This small book on ideas about the nature and origin of the Basque language up to the early twentieth century is a highly erudite essay, even if the motivation for its composition was ultimately political. Its erudition is guaranteed by the professional credentials of its author, Antonio Tovar, one of twentieth-century Spain’s most polymathic intellectuals and men of letters, at the same time that its reason for being was the fruit of his passionate political commitment, which originated in his early years and, modulated over the course of his life by criticism and experience, led him to take an interest in all aspects of public life, especially those related to culture. At the crucial moment of the book’s composition, near the death of the dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, there was a need for actors with a sincere desire to understand the ideas and aspirations of the opposing sides, broad-minded and generous openness when it came to revising their own decades-old views, and perceptive intelligence for building connections with the proponents of other ideologies on the basis of shared humanist values. Tovar was one of these men.

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  • Kashpar: The Saga of the Basque Immigrants to North America

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    978-1-935709-51-0

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    Number of pages
    224

    Author/Editor
    Joseph Eiguren

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    8

    Price (paperback)
    13.95

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    In some ways a typical emigrant: a passionate supporter of his homeland and yet a proud American as well, Joe "Kashpar" Eiguren was raised in the Basque Country during very difficult times and made his way to the United States where he worked hard and raised himself up to create a life and a family. Jose, though never formally educated, loved to write when he found something of interest to him. That was how he began writing Kashpar, which is not, in his own words, a "literary" work, but it stands the test of time as a testimony to the generation that was our greatest. Here, in his own words, Joe writes about leaving his home., coming to a foreign land, making a full life, serving his new country selflessly, and becoming a community leader and energetic promoter of Basque culture and ethnic identity in coexistence with a passion for the American spirit.

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  • Innovation and Values: European Perspectives

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    978-1-935709-55-8

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    394

    Author/Editor
    Javier Echeverria

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Douglass Scholar Series

    Series No.
    3

    Price (paperback)
    25

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    In Innovation and Values, Javier Echeverría seeks both to understand why innovation policies in the European Union (EU) have not been wholly successful in the aim of transforming the EU into a global innovation leader and to offer a new way of critically thinking about innovation based on his own scholarly background in philosophy. In order to do so, he examines the broader history of innovation as well as focusing more particularly on innovation studies and policies in a variety of countries, including Australia, Canada, the United States, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. In general terms, he calls into question the linear model, according to which companies undertake innovation as a result of their own R&D knowledge and that transferred to them by universities and research centers. Specifically, Echeverria first discusses the origins and development of innovation studies, which emerged at the same time as technoscience during the final decades of the twentieth century. He then goes on to argue that the dominant paradigm in innovation studies, the OECD’s Oslo Manual (1992, 1997, and 2005), has also entered into a period of crisis. That crisis is demonstrated through multiple anomalies in the paradigm and above all by the emergence of an alternative paradigm, that of social innovation. He completes his survey by examining the so-called European Paradox, namely, why the quality of scientific research in the European Union has not been translated successfully when it comes to innovation. Echeverria concludes the work by offering a new template for innovation studies: a philosophy of innovation. The general aim of the work, as well as contributing data and references about the development of innovation policies and studies in Europe, is to point toward a new line of historical and philosophical research that takes into account the history and philosophy of science and technology, but which underscores the profound specificities of the concept of innovation.

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  • Building Time: The Relatus in Frank Gehry's Architecture

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    978-1-935709-50-3

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    Number of pages
    222

    Author/Editor
    Iñaki Begiristain

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    22

    Price (paperback)
    24

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    By means of architectural "memory," imaginary times and distant pasts and places have been reinvented by different approaches to the question of authenticity, some of which are based on fictions, as for example, in Walt Disney's famous castle. The heart of this book is the study of three of Frank Gehry's architectural projects. In these projects he creates fresh ubieties -- ways of being in places -- in a city where historical memory is absent, Los Angeles. The author posits that these projects are more than isolated designs but are in fact reflections on how to build a city in time. The author proposes a fresh perspective on Gehry's project based on the idea that he calls the relatus, or narration. The author argues that the results have the structure of literary narration; that reality is stitched together with the thread of a cohesive argument. And while they of course do not re-create all aspects of "reality," they do make up a coherent whole.

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  • That Old Bilbao Moon: The Passion and Resurrection of a City

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-58-5

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    8"x10"

    Number of pages
    352

    Author/Editor
    Joseba Zulaika

    Year
    2014

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    24

    Price (paperback)
    25

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    That Old Bilbao Moon is a memoir, an ethnography of desire, an essay tracking a generation's consciousness, a manifesto for a new city and a new subject after the shipwreck. This Dantean narration presents "characters," including its author, whose lives do not conform to ideal cultural models. They are rather figures under the threat of disintegration who require self-transformation for their survival. Every conversation and event here narrated is ethnographically factual, yet the book is essentially about the fundamental fantasies and subjective conversions of a generation surrendered to "the passion for the real." This Bilbao generation of the sixties -- branded inaugurally by the trauma of ETA, socialism, atheism, Aresti's Maldan behere (Downfall), the survival of Euskara, the art of Oteiza and Chillida, feminism -- found in Frank Gerhy's "shipwreck" masterpiece its ultimate emblem and the promise of a new city. It is the architecture of labyrinth, a building of cuts and torsions, "the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe" (Muschamp), turned into the new face of "that old Bilbao moon" that Brecht sang as "the most beautiful in the world." Because even after the ruins and the defeat the mandate persisted: you must change your life, you must transform your city.

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  • Garmendia and the Black Rider

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    978-1-935709-64-0

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    Number of pages
    94

    Author/Editor
    Kirmen Uribe and Mikel Valverde

    Year
    2015

    Series
    Angeles Arrien Foundation Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    12

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    Garmendia and the Black Rider, a children’s adventure story set in the Old Wild West. Authored by the celebrated Basque poet and novelist Kirmen Uribe and richly illustrated by Mikel Valverde. Garmendia is our first book in the Angeles Arrien Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research Series, a series that owes its existence to a generous bequest from this same foundation. So saddle up folks, and ride along with famed Basque gunslinger Garmendia. As well-known as Billy the Kid, Jesse James, or Wyatt Earp back in the day, in this lively page-turner Garmendia is pursued by evil Tidy Harry–who runs Clean City–and his henchmen Rat and Bat. Will Garmendia survive? And who is the mysterious Black Rider?

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  • Zelestina Urza in Outer Space

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-61-9

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-02-4

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    280

    Author/Editor
    David Romtvedt

    Year
    2015

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    14

    Price (paperback)
    16.50

    Price (hardcover)
    20

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    For a sixteen-year-old immigrant from a Basque village, northern Wyoming, on a cold February day in 1902, seemed as distant and barren as the moon. Zelestina Urza, who had left her impoverished family, had no idea what lay ahead of her. How would she make a life out of what seemed like less than nothing? In his new novel, David Romtvedt, the Pushcart Prize-award winning author of A Flower Whose Name I Do Not Know, and Wyoming poet laureate, draws the reader into a complex portrait of the immigrant experience in the American West. Zelestina's life story is interwoven with that of her close friend Yellow Bird Daughter–a young Cheyenne Arapaho woman–a lifelong relationship that overcomes obstacles and spans cultural differences. Romtvedt's sharply humorous style, full of pop and literary references, blends the historical and magical into an engaging conversation with the reader. Zelestina Urza is an engaging account of Basque immigration and a piercing look at the American West of the twentieth century, showing two women, one immigrant, one native, both outsiders from the traditional narrative of the Manifest Destiny.

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  • The Basque Experience: Constructing Sustainable Human Development

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    978-1-935709-63-3

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    Number of pages
    328

    Author/Editor
    Juan Jose Ibarretxe

    Year
    2015

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    9

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    First of all I have to say this work has been carried out with the intention of settling a moral debt with the Basque People, from whom I have received so much affection and recognition over the last few years after being Lehendakari or President of the Basques from 1999 to 2009. My gratitude to Basque society is infinite. They know many things were done well and some things were done not so well, however, they were always done with awareness of our identity and with the intention of solving problems and making progress. This is how Basque Society has always considered our work, wisely, intelligently, and with deliberation. It is to Basque society itself, before the University or myself, to whom I owe this contribution. This work aims to provide a serious and serene analysis of the legal-political and socio-economic aspects, which, in the efforts to achieve sustainable human development, have been evident in Basque society from the recovery of self-government via the Statute of Gernika in the 1980’s up to today, and specifically in the period between 1998 and 2008, in three relevant but traditionally unrelated fields: economics, social balance and peacemaking. The focus of this research lies in identifying the key factors that made it possible for the Basque Country to become one of the leading nations in the Human Development Index (2007): resilience in the face of an ongoing political conflict dating back to the 19th century exacerbated by the violence of ETA since the middle of the 20th century. These factors and the lessons learned could be particularly relevant to other countries facing serious challenges and aiming to achieve sustainable human development, within the context of their own culture.

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  • Building the Basque City: The Political Economy of Nation-Building

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    978-1-935709-04-6

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    Number of pages
    336

    Author/Editor
    Nagore Calvo Mendizabal

    Year
    2015

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    10

    Price (paperback)
    25

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    The book presents a novel perspective in which the Spanish state formation and Basque nationalism develop in complex ways of antagonism and complementarity. The book questions the very notion of the Basque Country and its implications in the new global context. It examines critically some of the key institutions, territories, social practices and collective representations that historically have constituted the Basque Country. One of the most contentious current projects in the articulation of the Basque territory, conflating opposing political agendas and economic outlooks, is the High Speed Train.  The author studies this project in depth to come up with valid lessons regarding the need for infrastructural development and communication between the Basque region, Spain and the European Union. The value of the work rests in her simultaneously viewing the need for inter-dependencies as well as the resulting social conflicts and strategic contradictions emerging from various constituencies. Beyond her Basque region, this work has relevant implications for a better articulation of the Spanish state in the new European context. Her analysis deals with the core issues of the current debates on city renewal, the globalization of the economy and culture, and the redefinition of the basic political and financial institutions. Her work has a bearing on new urbanism, cultural studies, Spanish society, and European infrastructures.

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  • Beyond Guernica and the Guggenheim: Art and Politics from a Comparative Perspective

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    978-1-935709-56-5

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    Number of pages
    314

    Author/Editor
    edited by Zoe Bray

    Year
    2015

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    10

    Price (paperback)
    24

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    This book brings together experts from different fields of study, including sociology, anthropology, art history and art criticism to share their research and direct experience on the topic of art and politics. How art and politics relate with each other can be studied from numerous perspectives and standpoints. The book is structured according to three main themes: Part 1, on Valuing Art, broadly concerns the question of who, how and what value is given to art, and how this may change over time and circumstance, depending on the social and political situation and motivation of different interest groups. Part 2, on Artistic Political Engagement, reflects on another dimension of art and politics, that of how artists may be intentionally engaged with politics, either via their social and political status and/or through the kind of art they produce and how they frame it in terms of meaning. Part 3, on Exhibitions and Curating, focuses on yet another aspect of the relationship between art and politics: what gets exhibited, why, how, and with what political significance or consequence. A main focus is on the politics of art in the Basque Country, complemented by case studies and reflections from other parts of the world, both in the past and today. This book is unique by gathering a rich variety of different viewpoints and experiences, with artists, curators, art historians, sociologists and anthropologists talking to each other with sometimes quite different epistemological bases and methodological approaches.

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  • Transforming Cities: Opportunities and Challenges of Urban Regeneration in the Basque Country

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    978-1-935709-62-6

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    210

    Author/Editor
    Arantxa Rodriquez and Joseba Juaristi

    Year
    2015

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    11

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    Urban renewal policies seek to reverse physical, economic, and social decline in particular areas or neighborhoods—or in whole cities. Such policies are typically associated with public sector solutions to problems in the urban decline of former industrialized spaces that involve developing new economic activities by means of transforming such spaces once more into dynamic and attractive areas. The present work explores the multiple dimensions—incorporating physical-morphological, economic, functional, cultural, and residential elements—of urban renewal policies in the Basque Country and beyond. Individual chapters discuss urban regeneration in Bilbao, the legal framework of urban planning as a public function, the “smart city” model of sustainable and intelligent urban spaces, and culture as a strategic element for the reactivation, renewal, and development of new urban models, including the specific case of cultural heritage as a factor in the urban regeneration of Vitoria-Gasteiz, the legal implications of expropriating cultural assets, public and private collaboration to create cultural clusters, and, finally, the tensions that exist between institutionally driven visions of such transformation and more community-based approaches.

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  • Basque Explorers in the Pacific Ocean

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    978-1-935709-60-2

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    Number of pages
    232

    Author/Editor
    William A. Douglass

    Year
    2015

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    25

    Price (paperback)
    24

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    The Pacific Ocean was for several centuries, from the discovery of the Strait of Magellan in 1520 until Cook's voyages in the 1700s, considered to be the "Spanish Lake." However, Spain was never a monolithic entity and this book then considers "Spanish" exploration in the Pacific from the perspective of the Basques, who have an important maritime tradition and were key figures in Pacific exploration. From Juan Sebastián Elkano's taking over command of the Victoria after Ferdinand Magellan's death and completing the first circumnavigation of the planet to Andrés de Urdaneta's discovery of the north Pacific route from the Philippines to modern-day Acapulco, Mexico, Basque mariners and ships were pivotal in European incursion into this vast area.

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  • Writing Words: The Unique Case of the Standardization of Basque

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    978-1-877802-36-2

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    Number of pages
    146

    Author/Editor
    Pello Salaburu

    Year
    2015

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    26

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    All written languages were at some point standardized. In other words, they were subject to a process of searching for and applying coherent standards to their written form so as to be able to organize them for description in grammars and dictionaries and thereby provide a model for use in educational systems, the media, the arts and sciences, government, business, and so on. Pello Salaburu’s work is a personal overview of how the Basque language came to standardized—a process involving the unification of a small but dialectically diverse language—and embraced by Basque society in a relatively short period of time compared to many other standardization processes. What makes this story all the more remarkable is the fact that, unlike in most other cases, the Basque Country is not an independent state and is in fact divided along different political and administrative lines. Salaburu describes how the decision to standardize Basque came about, the key figures involved in the process, and the main linguistic issues debated, as well as the subsequent efforts to implement these decisions. This is a fascinating account of how, in the face of a certain degree of adversity, a modern standard written form of Basque was established and how it is thriving today.

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  • This Strange and Powerful Language: Eleven Crucial Decisions a Basque Writer is Obliged to Face

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    978-1-935709-70-1

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    216

    Author/Editor
    Iban Zaldua

    Year
    2016

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    11

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    “This mysterious language, it is very strange, very powerful,” This is how critic George Steiner responded when asked about the survival of the Basque language. Basque is a language isolate, related to none other. It is therefore understandable that Basque literature is mostly unknown, even though much of it is now available in Spanish and English translations. In This Strange and Powerful Language: Eleven Crucial Decisions a Basque Writer Is Obliged to Face, Basque novelist and essayist Iban Zaldua set himself the task of providing a guide for outsiders to contemporary Basque authors. His concise and readable guide was winner of the 2015 Euskadi Prize, the highest literary honor in the Basque country. This Strange and Powerful Language is a non-academic work designed for students, teachers, and the general reader. Steiner argued that, while Basque was mysterious and ancient, it was also unimportant— a minor language incapable of supporting a body of literature. Zaldua shows that the truth is just the opposite. Moreover, by choosing to write in Basque, authors inevitably face intriguing literary and political questions of subject matter, point of view, and audience.

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  • Multilevel Governance and Regional Empowerment

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    978-1-935709-71-8

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    Number of pages
    284

    Author/Editor
    Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka

    Year
    2016

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    11

    Price (paperback)
    29.95

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    This book is about how Europe affects regions and how regions adapt to Europe and European integration. It focuses on one of the most fascinating European regions—the Basque Country—and its political, economic and cultural evolution within the structures of the European Union.

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  • Macbeth in Basque

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    978-1-935709-72-5

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    Number of pages
    230

    Author/Editor
    translated by Bingen Ametzaga (written by William Shakespeare)

    Year
    2016

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    12

    Price (paperback)
    24

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    Translated in the 1940s by a Basque patriot sailing away from the wreckage of war-devastated Europe for exile in Venezuela, Shakespeare’s classic play was rendered into Basque with incredible care and with a political subtext brought about by events four hundred years after its composition, but that still contained similar meaning in a world turned upside down following the victory of Franco and the defeat of the Basque nationalist cause. With a full detailed English introduction by Xabier Irujo, this masterpiece as you’ve never seen it before.

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  • Downhill and Rock & Core

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-76-3

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    978-1-935709-75-6

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    290

    Author/Editor
    Gabriel Aresti

    Year
    2016

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    12

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    35

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    These two books, collected into one volume here, Downhill (1959, Maldan behera in Basque) and Rock & Core (1964, Harri eta herri in Basque) were foundations of modern Basque literature and influenced pride in Basque language, culture, and expression for generations of Basques! We are so delighted to bring them to you in English for the first time!

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  • Jon Gudmundsson Laedi's true Account And The Massacre of Basque Whalers In Iceland in 1615

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    978-1-935709-83-1

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    Number of pages
    212

    Author/Editor
    edited by Xabier Irujo and Viola Miglio

    Year
    2016

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    12

    Price (paperback)
    26

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    On the night of September 20, 1615, the eve of the feast of St. Matthew, an expedition of Basque whalers lost their ships in a fjord near Trékyllisvík, Iceland, during a terrible storm. This led to a series of events that culminated in their October massacre at hands of the islanders. The Basque mariners’ bodies, dismembered, would not be buried. However, not all Icelanders saw that massacre with good eyes. One of them, Jón Guðmundsson, better known as Jón lærði (1574–1658) or “the wise man”, wrote an essay on those events in defense of the victims titled “Sönn frásaga” (The true story). Four hundred years later, on April 20, 2015, an international conference investigated various aspects of this tragic episode of the history of Iceland and the Basque Country. The academic meeting took place at the National Library of Iceland with the participation of experts from all over the world. The program, commemorating the fourth centenary of the massacre of Basque whalers in Iceland, was sponsored by the Government of Gipuzkoa and the Government of Iceland and organized by the Etxepare Institute, the Basque-Finnish Association, the Center for Basque Studies of the University of Nevada, Reno and the Barandiaran Chair of the University of California, Santa Barbara. 

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  • Basques in Cuba

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    978-1-935709-89-3

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    Number of pages
    316

    Author/Editor
    William A. Douglass

    Year
    2016

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    11

    Price (paperback)
    25

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    Taking as their inspiration and cue Jon Bilbao’s book Vascos en Cuba, 1492–1511, the authors of this book, a collection of international academics, take up the subject of the involvement of the Basque people in Cuba from a variety of viewpoints and analytical and theoretical perspectives. The Basque Country has had a long and varied relationship with Cuba, its people, and its history. The chapters in this volume trace that connection based on diverse topics and viewpoints: the representations of Basques in classic Cuban poetry and Cuba as a topic in the nineteenth-century Basque novel; the involvement of Basques in the African slave trade, the role of the Tree in Gernika in Cuba’s Templete monument, the service of Basque parliamentarians and soldiers in Spain’s former colony, and the politics of Basque priests on the island are all treated, as well as much more. There are also chapters that consider the involvement of Basques regionally, in places such as Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba, Vueltabajo, and Havana. Edited by renowned Basque scholar William A. Douglass, this volume provides an important contribution in reclaiming a mostly neglected history.

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  • Contemporary Basque Literature

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    978-1-935709-54-1

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    Number of pages
    408

    Author/Editor
    Jon Kortazar

    Year
    2016

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    27

    Price (paperback)
    35

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    Contemporary Basque Literature, edited by Jon Kortazar, brings together experts in the field to address six dimensions of the Basque literary system from I975 to 2013: the novel, poetry, short story, children’s and young adult literature, dramatic literature, and the essay. This is an innovative work about a literary system: a structure of interacting components, from writers and the themes they explore in the works they create to the edifice of publishing houses, journals, and magazines that publish, market, and distribute them, the critics and university professors that review them, and the people who read them. These products may be novels, books of short stories, poetry collections, comic books, picture books, theatrical productions, or essays. The text also addresses key related issues that are essential to understanding the multifaceted Basque literary system. These include the revival of the Basque language, so long subdued by the Franco regime, the establishment of a specifically Basque educational and media structure after I975, and the importance of translation.

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  • Mill House Speaks : Seven Pathways to the Ancestral Basque Homeland

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    978-1-935709-86-2

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    Number of pages
    192

    Author/Editor
    Denise Orpustan-Love

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Angeles Arrien Foundation Series

    Series No.
    2

    Price (paperback)
    18

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    The Mill House Speaks takes the reader on a very personal and loving exploration of the Basque Country and its spiritual traditions. It explores Basque life and mysticism‑“the honoring of the mystery of life, land, place, home, family, ancestors,” through the author's experiences, sensations, emotions, and perceptions on a journey to Basque Country with her two children, a trip made to restore the mill house originally owned by the author's father. On this trip she explores seven pathways into the ancestral Basque homeland that, in the words of Angeles Arrien, “are both rooted and grounded in the simple, yet time-honored perennial wisdoms of ancient Basque people.

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  • Journeys, Fruits, Neighbors

    Journeys fruits neighbors book jacket

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    978-1-935709-85-5

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    186

    Author/Editor
    Maite González Esnal

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    16

    Price (paperback)
    16

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    Journeys, Fruits, Neighbors is an epic ramble through space and time—from the modern day Fryslân, The Netherlands, to the Basque Country in the years of privation after the Civil War. The stories are precise and radiant, thoughtful and emotional. They are filled with memorable characters: a Good Samaritan who offers coffee and registers birds, and who is, in his own words, “the master of my sounds, I only hear birdsong”; the railway man, Jean, whose true calling is his garden; and many more. Through these stories the narrator shines, illuminating with her inner musings, memories, and recollections both large and small. In turns contemplative, active, reflective, and expansive the result is a collection that glitters and resounds. Although it resists definition—being part travelogue, memoir, short story collection, and more—it is always filled with insight, stunning imagery, and a deep and wide heart.

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  • The Sheep Walker's Daughter

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    978-1-877802-84-8

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    238

    Author/Editor
    Sydney Avey

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    17

    Price (paperback)
    16

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    In 1953, a war widow’s difficult mother dies before revealing the identity of her daughter’s father and his cultural heritage. As Dee sorts through what little her mother left, she unearths puzzling clues that raise more questions: Why did Leora send money every month to the Basque Relief Agency? Why is her own daughter so secretive about her soon-to-be published book? And what does an Anglican priest know that he isn’t telling? All of this head-spinning mystery breaks a long, dry period in Dee’s life and leads her to embark on an odyssey. She might just as well lose her job and see where the counsel of her new spiritual advisor and the attentions of an enigmatic ex-coworker lead her. The Sheep Walker’s Daughter pairs a colorful Basque immigrant history of loss, survival, and tough choices with one woman’s search for identity and fulfillment. Dee’s journey will take her through the Northern and Central California valleys of the 1950s and reach across the world to the Basque Country. Along the way, she will discover who she is and why family history matters.

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    “Avey has an artist’s gift for using strong visual language, and a counselor’s gift for describing the conditions of her characters’ hearts.” “Explores complex relationships between richly developed characters. I loved the bits of wisdom, poetic analogies, and unexpected twists.”

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  • Echevarria

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     978-1-935709-90-9

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    978-1-949805-38-3

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    Number of pages
    248

    Author/Editor
    Gretchen Skivington

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    18

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    6

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    Echevarria is a new house, a new world, etxe (house) berria (new). It tells one hundred years of solitude and family history in Elko, Nevada and the Basque diaspora. The new family in the West is  the necessary and awkward melding of Basque, Mexican, Chinese and Anglo settlers on the frontier. The human family is eternal and inviolable and there is only one story to tell—the intercise of young boy and young girl and the eternity of love. Death is its companion. And at  the center of their journey is Echevarria — the Basque hotel.

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  • Bitter Justice: The Penitentiary of El Puerto de Santa Mara and Its Basque Dimension, 1936-1949

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    978-1-935709-80-0

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    Number of pages
    282

    Author/Editor
    David Lyon

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    13

    Price (paperback)
    32

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    Incarceration of political enemies was a principal strategy for repression by the Francoist regime during the Civil War and Franco’s early rule and the Puerto de Santa María, in Andalusia, was a major prison. Bitter Justice tells the story of some of these prisoners, focusing on the Basque dimension and based on newly cataloged prison files, interviews with family members of prisoners, research in Basque archives. The book tells the story of these prisoners: their charges, sentences, and conditions of release, which were generally more stringent for Basque prisoners than for others. And El Puerto contained more Basque prisoners than all the other Andalusian prisons put together. In addition, Bitter Justice considers important interrelated issues: El Puerto‘s background including conditions and treatment of its inmates; Basque prisoners’ conditions; a presentation of collective memories of Basque relatives of the prisoners, relating to their life before, during, and, perhaps as important, the way they were treated after their return to their communities; and case studies of “offenders”; and, an analysis of any inconsistencies of sentences, charges, and release conditions that affected Basque and Cádiz prisoners. The research shows that irregularities and discrimination against those convicted from the Basque Country were normal. This history, the first of its kind, sheds a new light on the terrible early repression of the Franco regime and its effect on many lives.

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  • Basque Legends: Collected, Chiefly, in Labourd

    Basque Legends book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-89-3

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    978-1-935709-88-6

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    Number of pages
    338

    Author/Editor
    Wentworth Webster

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    13

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    35

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    In A Book of the Basques, Rodney Gallop notes that, “one Englishman, and one alone, has lived long enough among the Basques to write with authority upon their character, customs and language: the Reverend Wentworth Webster.” Based on information that Webster collected from servants and other domestics in the closed world of the nineteenth-century Basque etxe (house, but with a meaning much more powerful and comprehensive than we expect from the English word), especially from Stephana Hirigaray, who he employed as a maid in the Basque Country. As a French Basque woman with rural roots, Stephana Hirigaray had more than stories to give to her employer. She had an insider’s knowledge of the culture in which those stories were embedded. Hirigaray belonged to a Basque moral community in which Basque master/servant relationships were notably equal. In rural Basque culture, servants ate at the same table as their employers, who considered them as members of the family. Thus, the master/servant relationship between Webster and Hirigaray is likely to have been influenced by that Basque emphasis on equality. First published in 1877, Basque Legends consists of more than forty-six stories (and variations thereof) that feature supernatural figures such as the Tartaro or Cyclops, the Seven-Headed Serpent, and Basque fairies known as lamiñak. In addition, Webster collected stories about witches and sorcery, animal tales (such as “Acheria, the Fox”), fairy tales, and religious tales. It also contains an original essay on the Basque language by Julien Vinson, an in-depth collection of Basque poetry, and a modern introduction by Sandra Ott.

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  • The Basque Fiscal System Contrasted to Nevada and Catalonia in the Time of Major Crises

    The Basque Fiscal System

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    978-1-949805-74-9

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    294

    Author/Editor
    edited by Joseba Agirreazkuenaga and Xabier Irujo

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    11

    Price (paperback)
    35

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    The Basque Fiscal System Contrasted to Nevada and Catalonia seeks to analyze Basque fiscal systems in the context of the 2008 financial crisis. It also aimed to develop a comparative vision with the state of Nevada and Catalonia. It treats the politics of finance in multi-level public institutions during the economic crisis; long-term fiscal policies for dealing with economic downturns during the past twenty years; the development of treasuries in federal states, in non-federal states and in complex unions (Europe); taxation and citizenship in a globalized world; long-term trends for dealing with the crisis and strategies for the future in European and North American contexts (the Basque Country, Catalonia, Spain, Ireland, and Nevada). Most of the book’s contributions by distinguished scholars and public officials relate to the Basque Country, providing an analysis of fiscal policies or the evolution of public finances. A contribution on taxation and gambling is also offered. This book serves as a new contribution to studies on fiscal federalism in Europe and America. We hope that these reflections serve as a turning point to promote debate and for the formulation of future research. Fiscal analysis is now an important research line at the William A. Douglass Center for Basque studies, promoted and in cooperation with the regional government of Bizkaia, with the end of promoting research in a comparative perspective.

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  • The International Legacy of the Lehendakari Jose A. Agirre's Government

    The International Legacy

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    978-1-935709-81-7

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    306

    Author/Editor
    edited by Xabier Irujo and Mari Jose Olaziregi

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    13

    Price (paperback)
    32

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    This book, the result of an extensive international gathering of scholars from many different disciplines and countries, explores the fascinating life of Jose Antonio Agirre (1904–1960), the first lehendakari or president of the Basque Country. A charismatic figure that in many ways transcended the bitter political divisions of the age he lived through, Agirre’s legacy serves as a timely reminder of how maintaining one’s political, social, and cultural convictions need not necessarily serve as a barrier when it comes to promoting dialogue, cooperation, and diplomacy. A Basque nationalist but also an internationalist and strong advocate of an integrated Europe, Agirre’s biography reads as a testament to the mid-twentieth century experience of war and exile, and the chapters herein explore his life in both Europe and the Americas against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, World War II, and the coming of the Cold War.

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  • Far Western Basque Country

    Far Western Basque Country

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    978-1-935709-78-7

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    382

    Author/Editor
    Asun Garikano

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    5

    Price (paperback)
    31.95

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    The experience of Basque immigrants to the United States has come in many shapes and forms, and Asun Garikano takes nearly all of them into account in this comprehensive look at the lives of the ordinary men and women who made the brave journey to the US West in search of a better life. Although their experiences were very diverse, one commonality was the aid they received from fellow Basques. They were often met at the dock in New York City with the familiar sound of their language and helped to find a place on the transcontinental train with their names and destinations pinned to their coats. They worked at ranches, farms and businesses often owned by people from their same hometowns. They found conversation, fellowship, and cheer at boardinghouses where they shared the games, drinks, language, and food of their homeland. In Far Western Basque Country these and many other stories are told about the individual immigrants that made up the Basque diaspora in the United States. Some stayed, some returned, some lost money, some became rich and powerful. They adopted their new homeland and its ways. They fought in its wars, celebrated its highs and suffered its lows, but in the face of it, they all remained Basque.

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  • A Man Called Aita

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    978-1-935709-82-4

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    132

    Author/Editor
    Joan Errea

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    12

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    A Man Called Aita is Joan Errea’s loving, moving, heartfelt, and honest tribute to her father, Arnaud Paris—aita is the Basque word for “father.” But it is so much more than that: it is the continued story of her mother, also told in Joan’s book My Mama Marie; it is the story of her brothers Arnaud, Mike, Johnny, and Pete; of her adored Uncle Otto; of ranch hands; and of dogs and goats and sheep and horses and cattle. Written in beguilingly simple rhymed verse, the story is not simple, nor is it entirely carefree—there are deaths, injuries, losses great and small, disease, trials and tribulations. There is humor, there is love, there are grand personalities written across the western landscape. At its heart is a tremendous loss that has been felt by all who have lost a beloved parent. Beyond its deeply personal story, this book is also a testimony to the ranching way of life in the Western United States and the place of Basques within it. Written in the style of the Basque bertsolari, and taking as inspiration her father, who was also a troubador of this oral tradition, the small book you hold in your hands is a true gem of the West.

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  • Amatxi, Amuma, Amona

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-87-9

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    230

    Author/Editor
    edited by Linda White and Cameron Watson

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    8

    Price (paperback)
    22

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    This publication brings together 11 essays on Basque women—their personal and collective stories—from the Basque Country of Europe to the Basque settlements in the American West, Latin America, and Australia. This divers collection focuses on identity, specifically Basque identity, together with the contributions of these women to their communities and to the maintenance of their culture. As the introduction states, "Basque women have played a strong diverse roles within their cultures, both that of the Basque Country and that of the Basque community spread throughout the world. The voices that have contributed to this volume pay homage to those roles in different ways. We begin with two works of fiction by Basque-American writers, each recounting a tale of childhood shaped by Basque grandmothers. The other writings are loosely arranged to carry us from fiction to personal recollection and finally to the purely academic."

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  • The Basque Moment: Egalitarianism and Traditional Basque Society

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    978-1-935709-73-2

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    324

    Author/Editor
    edited by Xabier Arregi Gordoa and Andreas Hess

    Year
    2017

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    28

    Price (paperback)
    32

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    The discussion of egalitarianism goes to the very heart of Basque identity. The purpose of this book is to explore the concept, and to investigate whether egalitarianism is only a myth or ideology or whether there is some real substance and practice to it. This book approaches the topic of Basque egalitarianism from a broad range of disciplines and sub-disciplines, including social and contemporary history, sociology, political science, social anthropology and political philosophy. It also brings together people of different political conviction, spanning the divides that often occur when Basque traditions and ideas are discussed.

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  • Stories of Basque Mythology for Children

    Stories of Basque Mythology

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-94-7

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    n/a

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    7"x10"

    Number of pages
    78

    Author/Editor
    Bakarne Atxukarro

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    19

    Price (paperback)
    16

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    The ancient stories of the Basques come alive in Stories of Basque Mythology for Children. Beautiful Mari tends her hair with great care in the tempest. Hamalau, the boy with the strength of fourteen men, finds his true test in being lost. Kattalin is not afraid of the night. Brave Little Martin helps his town learn to make bread. Olentzero makes toys for the boys and girls of the town. Young Piarres is sorely tested by wind and storm. This wonderfully illustrated English translation of classic Basque fairy tales brings the world of Basque mythology alive for children and adults alike!

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  • Petra, My Basque Grandmother

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-98-5

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    n/a

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    978-1-949805-38-3

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    74

    Author/Editor
    Monika Madinabeitia, illustrated by Maitane Puebla and Yera Sanchez

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    20

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    This is the little story of Petra. One of many little stories that make the big history. Through talking about Petra, and many other Petras in the past, present and future, we are providing means to reconstruct migrant women's experiences and unique biographies. Through narratives and creation stories, we are remembering. Narratives give visibility. Visibility allows acknowledgement.

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  • At Midnight

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    978-1-935709-92-3

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    230

    Author/Editor
    Javier Arzuaga

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    13

    Price (paperback)
    18

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    Javier Arzuaga was a young Basque priest whose parish included La Cabaña, the fortress where the accomplices of the deposed dictator who had not fled after the Cuban Revolution were held. It was his fate to be at the executions carried out between February and May of 1959. And he did not witness them as a bystander, but as the consoler of and attendant to the condemned. “It is not easy to talk to a man with a death sentence,” Javier said — and he had to speak with fifty-five.

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    In this age of almost daily atrocity, it is easy to become inured to arbitrary death. Reading At Midnight is a profound antidote to such complacency. Thanks to Arzuaga, I will go to my own grave much more keenly aware of the value, yet vulnerability, of every human life. — William A. Douglass

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  • International Perspectives on Fiscal Federalism: The Basque Tax System

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    978-1-935709-01-7

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    230

    Author/Editor
    edited by Gemma Martínez and Xabier Irujo

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    14

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    In February 2018 Basque society celebrated the 140th anniversary of the Economic Agreement. This model of governing financial and fiscal relations with the Spanish state, based on negotiation and agreement, is one of the most and unique instruments of self-government in the Basque Country and certainly one of the most outstanding signs of Basque identity.  Since February 28,1878, the Economic Agreement has overcome major challenges such as wars, political and economic crises, and dictatorial governments. The twenty-first century brings particular challenges not only at the state level—the emergence of strong centralism and constitutional crises—but also at the international level with globalization and the uniformization of the digital economy and markets. The central thread of this book is the analysis of the Basque Economic Agreement as a financial self-government tool from the perspective of some of the federal reference models in the world: the United States, Switzerland, Australia, and Canada. The Economic Agreement has contributed to the creation of a unique system in which the preservation of traditions becomes intermingled with investing in innovation, research, and development, creating synergies that have proved to be extremely effective and successful in reaching adequate levels of autonomy for sub-central governments, efficiency, income distribution, equity, accountability, and other key factors involved in nation-state building processes in federal systems: A model that can thus be considered to be a model of reference in relation to a likely devolution of powers to local government in the twenty-first century in order to tackle the current social and economic realities.

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  • The Bombing of Gernika

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    978-1-935709-91-6

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    164

    Author/Editor
    Xabier Irujo

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Basque Topics Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    10

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    Few events in the history of the world have aroused the passions of the decent, the fair, the peaceful, and the just as much as the brutal terror bombing attack on the Basque town of Gernika. From the decision of the fascist forces to attack the open city, to the horror of the bombing, to its aftermath, this short history tells the terrible events that colored not only the modern history of the Basques, but of all of humanity as it ushered in a new age of warfare.

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  • Agirre's Diaries

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-00-0

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    978-1-949805-03-1

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    Number of pages
    326

    Author/Editor
    Edited by Iñaki Goiogana

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    14

    Price (paperback)
    20

    Price (hardcover)
    25

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    The German blitzkrieg surprised President Jose A. Agirre Lekube on the beaches of Dunkirk. Persecuted by the German police and without the option of fleeing to Paris, he decided to hide in Berlin. He lived in the capital of the Reich for months at a short distance from the Gestapo headquarters. With the help of the Panamanian consul in Belgium, Germán Guardia Jaén, Agirre was able to obtain a false identity that shared his initials, José A. Álvarez Lastra (JAAL). The present diary is a day-by-day account of seventeen months in the life of a fugitive, an exile in the core of Nazi Germany, but it is not a travel account. Agirre recorded both personal and public affairs in it. It shows very well how at the most difficult moment of the war, when it seemed that the Axis troops had no rivals who could stand against them, the President of the Basques threw in his lot unequivocally with democracy.

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  • Nazi Juggernaut in the Basque Country and Catalonia

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    978-1-949805-05-5

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    510

    Author/Editor
    edited by Xabier Irujo and Queralt Solé

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    14

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    20

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    Hitler and Mussolini's decision to help General Franco with war materiel and troops brought war to the Basque Country and Catalonia. Between 1936 and 1939, the German Condor Legion and the Italian Aviazione Legionaria carried out a brutal campaign of terror bombings that resulted in thousands of air strikes against open cities. This caused innumerable casualties among the civilian population. Franco's victory in 1939 caused the exile of hundreds of Basque and Catalan civilians, but the beginning of World War Two and the subsequent occupation of the Northern Basque Country and Northern Catalonia by German troops gave rise to new forms of repression: concentration camps, forced labor, executions and imprisonment. As a consequence, the period from 1936 to 1945 is one of the bloodiest episodes in the contemporary history of Catalonia and the Basque Country.

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  • Female Improvisational Poets

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-04-8

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    223

    Author/Editor
    edited by Xabier Irujo

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    15

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    In December 2009, 14,500 people met at the Bilbao Exhibition Centre in the Basque Country to attend an improvised poetry contest. Forty-four poets took part in the 2009 literary tournament, and eight of them made it to the final. After a long day of literary competition, Maialen Lujanbio won and received the award: a big black txapela or Basque beret. That day the Basques achieved a triple triumph. First, thousands of people had gathered for an entire day to follow a literary contest, and many more had attended the event via the web all over the world. Second, all these people had followed this event entirely in Basque, a language that had been prohibited for decades during the harsh years of the Francoist dictatorship. And third, Lujanbio had become the first woman to win the championship in the history of the Basques. After being crowned with the txapela, Lujanbio stepped up to the microphone and sung a bertso or improvised poem referring to the struggle of the Basques for their language and the struggle of Basque women for their rights. It was a unique moment in the history of an ancient nation that counts its past in tens of millennia: I remember the laundry that grandmothers, of earlier times carried on the cushion [on their heads], I remember the grandmother of old times, and today’s mothers and daughters...

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  • World Improvised Verse Singing

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-93-0

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    226

    Author/Editor
    edited by Xabier Irujo

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    16

    Price (paperback)
    26

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    Words, songs and improvisation. These three aspects are closely linked in many cultures. It is natural for humans to attempt to make our words spark, to want to turn conversation and dialectics into games of improvisation, into graceful songs. There are hundreds of improvised song traditions throughout the world. The conference upon which this book is based was held with the aim of strengthening our relationship with those traditions. We are unique, but we are not alone. And there’s value in learning from each other: to respond to existing challenges and open new pathways in each of the cultures and contexts that are home to improvised verse singing.

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  • Social Economy in the Basque Country

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-96-1

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    234

    Author/Editor
    edited by Aitor Bengoetxea

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Current Research Series

    Series No.
    12

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    In the social economy area and, more concretely, in the cooperative field, the Basque Country has, no doubt unintentionally, become a worldwide benchmark. The dynamism that energizes Basque social initiatives has resulted in outstanding examples of good practices where firms’ priorities are guided by social aims that respond to social needs, steering clear of the commercial profit mechanisms that are the main global driver of private economic initiative. This work, in nine chapters, addresses a wide range of contemporary aspects of the contemporary Basque social economy: the social economy concept; third social sector; legal framework; reality and development in the Autonomous Community of Euskadi; promotion of the Social Economy in Navarre; typology of public policies for the advancement of the Social Economy in Europe; associated work cooperatives in the Northern Basque Country; viability of globalization of cooperatives without risking loss of their hallmark principles and values; and tenant cooperatives. With this book we hope to make a modest contribution to encourage knowledge and reflection on the rich and complex dynamic that informs the Basque social economy today.

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  • Lekuak: The Basque Places of Boise, Idaho

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-95-4

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    8.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    172

    Author/Editor
    Meggan Laxalt Mackey

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    14

    Price (paperback)
    26

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    Lekuak is a cultural journey through Boise, Idaho from a unique perspective: that of the indelible mark Basque immigrants from Euskal Herria, the Basque Country, and their descendants, have made on the city. This journey is not only through parts of the city's landscape, but also through generations past, present, and future. Lekuak means "places" in the Basque language. This book, Lehuah, traces how Basque places in Boise reflect the transformation of ethnic identity through successive generations. Today, the Basque places of Boise still remarkably represent Old World values that the first generation of immigrants from the Basque Country brought with them. These unique Basque places reveal at least one common thread: the Basque community or neighborhood, the auzoa. In the Old World, maintenance of an auzoa was highly dependent upon communal work, or auzolan. This principle helped Basque immigrants resettle their lives in new places, or "new soil," and continues into today.

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  • Kimuak: The Seeds of Basque Cinema

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-99-2

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    414

    Author/Editor
    Ainhoa Fernandez de Arroyabe

    Year
    2018

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    30

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    Kimuak is a public initiative sponsored by the Department of Culture of the Basque Government for the diffusion and promotion of Basque short films. The first buds that started to germinate in 1998 have grown significantly. The term "short film" refers not to a cinematic genre but merely to the length of a product that may be filled with any kind of content, provided its duration does not exceed one hour. The significance of the short film today lies precisely in the fact that its duration is increasingly becoming an aesthetic parameter to deal with consciously, rather than a constraint imposed by budgetary limitations. In sum, the "short film" is not a long film cut down, nor is it a crutch for filmmakers in training.

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  • Prisons and Exiles

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-16-1

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    238

    Author/Editor
    Joseba Sarrionandia, edited, introduced and post biographical essay by William A. Douglass

    Year
    2019

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    12

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    Prisons and Exiles is a collection of incredibly emotional, powerful and compelling poetry by writer Joseba Sarrionandia.

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    “Reading Joseba Sarrionandia is like standing under a waterfall: all your senses are opened to the exquisite rendering of a life in the shadows. Despite years of exile in Cuba, despite torture from Franco’s henchmen, despite living outside all things urban, modern, and conventional, his work is some of the most compelling poetry I have read. It lies at the intersection of faith and terror, a fault line he straddles with aplomb. I was reminded of his compatriots—Machado, Hernández, Lorca—but he is not them. He is his own wildly carved Basque voice and it questions long after the poems have been read.”—Shaun T. Griffin: poet, essayist, and activist; based in Virginia City, Nevada, “Sarrionandia’s compelling and genuine poetry gives voice to the forgotten. It is an invitation to a journey across oceans, where the poet, a condemned and stateless mariner, captures the joy of life against all odds.” — Mari Jose Olaziregi, University of the Basque Country

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  • Etxe Roxenia

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-15-4

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    4.5"x6.5"

    Number of pages
    116

    Author/Editor
    Michelle Petitte

    Year
    2019

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    21

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    Etxe Roxenia is the true story of Arroxa Caminoa Bidegain, a young Basque girl born in 1864. She grew up in the enclave of Bosate, Spain; her father was the town miller. A serious childhood injury set Arroxa's life on an unexpected path, one that would require strength of heart and spirit. The story is told against the backdrop of the beautiful Pyrenean mountains, the humble sheep herding community of Bozarte, and the rich cultureal traditions of the Basque people.

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  • Seven Wagons and a Half

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-20-8

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    Number of pages
    305

    Author/Editor
    James Barayasarra

    Year
    2019

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    22

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    The second place winner of the 2018 Basque Literary Contest, James Barayasarra, shares his experiences growing up in Grand View, Idaho. As the child of Basque immigrants, Nemesio and Victorina, the author gives us hilarious and heart-warming short stories about his life in his memoir, Seven Wagons and a Half: Growing Up Basque Didn't Hurt. Barayasarra shares his perspective on experiences with prejudice, heritage and family with humor and a voice all his own.

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  • Joanes or the Basque Whaler: Traganarroo's Revenge

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-09-3

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    7.5"x9.25"

    Number of pages
    34

    Author/Editor
    Guillermo Zubiaga

    Year
    2019

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    23

    Price (paperback)
    7.5

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    n/a

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    A down-on-his-luck skipper, Joanes sells his soul to a sea demon, the Traganarroo, for a magical txalupa, or whaleboat, that flies him and his crew to new shores full of whales. After a successful and profitable career that takes Joanes to the Americas, his arrogance leads him to challenge the sea demon himself. A century of imprisonment later, Joanes finally frees his crew, however now the major naval powers are overrunning the Basque fishing fleets. Becoming a priest, Joanes mounts an ultimately futile holy war against the British, Danish and other powers. Seeming his time has passed, Joanes stages his own death, and is buried under mysterious circumstances with a humble marker on a lonely island in Newfoundland, the only monument to his story (until now of course)!

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  • Political and Literary Speeches

    Political and Literary Speeches book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-21-5

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    302

    Author/Editor
    Arturo Campión, introduction by Roldán Jimeno Aranguren, translation by Cameron J. Watson

    Year
    2019

    Series
    Classics Series

    Series No.
    15

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    n/a

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    In 1907, Arturo Campión (Pamplona-Iruñea, 1854 – Donostia-San Sebastián, 1937), one of the most celebrated Basque intellectuals of his time, compiled his Discursos políticos y literarios (Political and Literary Speeches), a book made up of fourteen short texts, produced between 1891 and 1906, based on speeches and talks given at different political and cultural acts. Through these speeches one sees the evolution of Campión’s thought in regard to history, law, and politics throughout those years of great foral agitation, in which the Navarrese scholar witnessed the collapse of what had been pillars of identity in his native land: the legal system, Basque-Navarrese institutions, and the Basque language. In his work he defended the Basque language, law, and the historic institutions, establishing a doctrine that a major influence on Basque culture and politics in the decades that followed.

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  • The Basque Medieval City: The Laws in Estella and San Sebastian in the Eleventh Century

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-11-6

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    404

    Author/Editor
    edited by Xabier Irujo and Amaia Alvarez Berastegi

    Year
    2019

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    13

    Price (paperback)
    20

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    n/a

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    n/a

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    In order to understand the present, we must first look to the past. The law formed in the medieval territories of Vasconia (the Basque Country) advanced the political concepts that are active in the Basque Country today; such as the fuero, understood as a pact between those in power and the people, and the acquisition of rights through the concept of vecindad, or residence. The Basque Medieval City: The Laws of Estella and San Sebastian in the Twelfth Century looks to the eleventh-century laws of Vasconia, specifically the Code of Laws of Estella, one of the oldest known legal documents and a critical reference for a group of municipal charters during the medieval era, among them that of San Sebastian. This is relevant, as the Code of Laws of Estella reflects a distinctly democratic political system, recognizing not only women’s rights, but also the rights of children and religious minorities. By examining the juridical, political, and social aspects of the fueros of Estella and San Sebastian, the contributors to this book paint a picture of an era that establishes a fuller understanding of the origins of the Basque political system.

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  • Arana

    Arana book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-935709-97-8

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    664

    Author/Editor
    William A. Douglass

    Year
    2019

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    15

    Price (paperback)
    36

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    n/a

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, the planet's economy experienced what is called the rubber "boom", fed initially by the collection of wild latex in the Congo and Amazon river basins. In both of its wild-rubber venues, the boom would eventuate in international scandal. The two bete noirs of the story were King Leopold of Belgium and the Colombian rubber baron Julio Cesar Arana. If Leopold wrote the introduction and early chapters of the book of rubber scandals, Arana would be the author of its final chapter and conclusion.  It was in the Middle Putumayo/Caqueta, or what the author calls "Aranalandia," that Julio Cesar was allegedly responsible for the deaths of thousands of Huitoto, Andoke, Bora, and Ocaina Indians. Eventually, the atrocities provoked major international concern over what came to be known as the "Putumayo Scandal"—leading to months of public "Hearings" in London (1912-1913) conducted by a Select Committee of the British House of Commons. Arana has passed into history as one of the iconic perpetrators of the Age of Genocide, otherwise known as the twentieth century.

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  • Australianuak: Basques in the Antipodes

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-18-5

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    822

    Author/Editor
    William A. Douglass

    Year
    2019

    Series
    Diaspora and Migration Series

    Series No.
    16

    Price (paperback)
    30

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    n/a

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    Australianuak: Basques in the Antipodes makes an important contribution to  immigration studies in general and to our understanding of the Basque diaspora in particular. It documents the history of Basques in Australia from the late eighteenth century until the present. Based upon archival and field research, the book primarily focuses on the formal recruitment of Basques as manual sugar canecutters in the late 1950s and the early 1960s in tropical Queensland’s Far North. From 1970, the mechanization of harvesting forced canecutters to develop new life strategies. As this volume shows, Basques in Australia maintained their ethnic identity, as well as contacts with their European homeland.

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    "This book builds on a lifetime of research to provide a compelling account of a little understood community. Douglass' work contributes crucial material to our understanding of the global Basque diaspora, and a much-needed text for a little understood aspect of Australian migration history." - Robert Mason, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia "With Australianuak: Basques in the Antipodes historian William A. Douglass gives a human voice to the history of the Basque Diaspora. He sets the migrants' intimate stories within the greater history of migration to Australia. A culmination of decades of research, this is a story that has long awaited being told." - Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui, Professional Historian, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • Why Little Darling

    Why Little Darling book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-22-2

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    4"x6"

    Number of pages
    100

    Author/Editor
    Arantxa Urretabizkaia translated by Hiart Pereña Gandarias and Jospeh Hilferty

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    13

    Price (paperback)
    25

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    n/a

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    Why Little Darling narrates the day in the life of a single mother who struggles to come to grips with her personal predicament and her love for her son, Antxon. Written as a bittersweet internal monologue, the novella touches on universal themes such as the role of women, the female body, motherhood, marriage, and the emotional pain of separation. This is Arantxa Urretabizkaia's most popular work and is a classic of contemporary Basque literature. Originally published in 1979, this timely work catapulted Urretabizkaia into a spot as one of the Basque Country's most prestigious authors.

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  • Lenny's Summertime Adventures

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    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-28-4

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    5"x8"

    Number of pages
    146

    Author/Editor
    Linda Uruburu

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    24

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    n/a

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    Lenny lives at the foot of the mountains outside of New York City, where every year her Basque relatives gather at the “Big House.” Her summers are always filled with adventures, games, and parties. But Lenny has something special in mind for her cousins this year—to help her find a ghost! Throughout the summer, we meet Lenny’s favorite cousin, Val; her brave cousin, Gregie; Uncle Gregorio, who might secretly be Superman; Mackie the delivery man, who is terrified of the snakes in the driveway; Pudgie, the dog with the snakebite scars on his face; Harvey, the albino guinea pig; and many more. We follow Lenny's hand-drawn map of her “neighborhood,” visiting places like Eagle Rock, Blueberry Hill, and the Pipeline. We take a peek into her personal dictionary of Basque words and learn about Basque traditions. And finally, we discover the answer to the mystery of “The Ghost.”

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  • Heading for Bilbao

    Heading for Bilbao book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-29-1

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    n/a

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    4.37"x7"

    Number of pages
    114

    Author/Editor
    Suzanne Ahn

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    25

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    n/a

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    In early 1937, a young Canadian journalist is disenchanted with life in Paris and accepts an assignment to go to Madrid. Friends offer advice. A Basque medical student tells him of the determined anticlericalism prevalent in Madrid; a German exile suggests he take an extra pair of glasses. In Madrid, the journalist is moved by the misery of the working classes but disturbed by the power wielded by the Communist Party. After his first air raid, he finds himself shaking at the sound of airplanes. Wounded by shrapnel, the journalist returns to Paris. Recovering, he suffers as much from shame of his fear as from the physical pain of his wounds. When faced with an unexpected request from a friend, his sympathy for the Basques’ plight challenges him to take action.

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  • Marta's and Marianna's Culinary Adventure

    Martas and Mariannas Culinary Adventure book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-30-7

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    4.37" x 7"

    Number of pages
    122

    Author/Editor
    Vicky Ayala Richardson

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    26

    Price (paperback)
    15

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    n/a

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    Marta and Marianna’s Culinary Adventure continues Vicky Ayala Richardson’s personal journey of searching for Basque connections. Marta and Marianna, a dynamic and persevering mother and daughter duo, provide a lively (and purely fictitious) tale of family love.They introduce the reader to a colorful cast of Basque characters and equally colorful Basque culture.The preparation for a family wedding — set in Chino, California,and starring its Basque community and Basque Club—unfolds quickly as Marta and Marianna launch into swift action. Woven into the frantic and fanciful search for a special family recipe, the story offers a peek into the inner workings of txokos (Basque men’s cooking clubs) and useful connections in far-off San Sebastián, in the Basque Country. Included are recipes for a chocolate confection, Basque cake, and a family lamb dish. Marta and Marianna’s Culinary Adventure will enlighten the reader while also providing a few chuckles at the twists and turns in the duo’s pursuit of “that very special family recipe.”

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  • Papers Relating to Lord Eliot's Mission to Spain in the Spring of 1835

    Papers Relating to Lord Eliot's Mission book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-24-6

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-47-5

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    5"x8"

    Number of pages
    186

    Author/Editor
    introduction by Xabier Irujo

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Basque Originals

    Series No.
    15

    Price (paperback)
    20

    Price (hardcover)
    25

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    n/a

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    By the spring of 1835 the Basque Country was the seat of a brutal and cruel conflict known as the First Carlist War or the Seven Years War (1833-1839). The Queen Regent announced, through a proclamation, that those who took up arms for Carlos would be declared guilty of rebellion and thus treated as rebels. This situation would have continued for months if no third party had intervened as a mediator between the belligerents. In 1835 the British Cabinet, headed by Sir Robert Peel, considered “the necessity of making some arrangement which should put an end to the mode of carrying on the war, which had excited the most painful sensations throughout Europe.”

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  • "Witches" and Wily Women: Saving Noka through Basque Folklore and Song

    Witches and Willy Women book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-35-2

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-40-6

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    n/a

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    5.5"x8.5"

    Number of pages
    272

    Author/Editor
    Begoña Echeverria

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    16

    Price (paperback)
    25

    Price (hardcover)
    30

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    n/a

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    A passionate and enlightened defense of noka, the second person familiar pronoun for a female addressee in the Basque language (“Euskera”), this book provides unique insights into Basque culture, language, and gender. ese insights may otherwise be lost forever, as noka is disappearing from speech. Echeverria shows how noka became marginalized, and illustrates the vibrant sociolinguistic life noka has led over 500 hundred years of Basque history. By uncovering this rich legacy for the rst time in one monograph, and contributing original lyrics using noka of her own, Echeverria hopes to increase awareness of noka and the surprising stories it tells— and perhaps revitalize noka use. In addition to specialists in Basque studies and endangered languages, this book’s broad scope and unique methodological approach should interest readers in gender studies, folklore, folksong, linguistics, and anthropology.

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    "Equipped with a native knowledge of Basque and a keen sense of curiosity concerning how gender issues and questions of identity are encoded in language, the author takes the reader on a fascinating journey. Along the way a rarely seen face of Basque culture comes into view, enhanced by the author’s remarkable understanding of traditional Basque song and storytelling." — Roslyn M. Frank, Professor Emeritus,
    Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Iowa

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  • Out of Prison: ETA Life Stories Become History

    Out of Prison book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-36-9

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-41-3

    ISBN EPUB
    978-1-949805-42-0

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    216

    Author/Editor
    Nicolás Buckley

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    17

    Price (paperback)
    25

    Price (hardcover)
    30

    Price (EPUB)
    6

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    n/a

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    “In this engaging and original book, Nicolás Buckley draws on a unique body of oral history interviews with former armed activists in order to tell stories of ETA from inside. Locating these stories in the rapidly changing historical landscape of Spain during the late Franco and transition periods, the book challenges straightforward interpretations of the Basque independence movement as, alternatively, a ‘terrorist’ organization or victims of Spanish nationalism. Buckley combines historical analysis with refl ections on his own personal experiences as a young Spanish student growing up in Madrid in the post-Franco era, arguing for the importance of generation in presenting alternative accounts of ETA from the Spanish perspective, and presenting an intriguing account of the role of ETA and Basque nationalism in shaping contemporary Spanish and national identity and social imaginary. Weaving together history, memory, and self refl ection, this book makes a valuable contribution to the literature on ETA, Basque nationalism, and contemporary Spanish history.” Carrie Hamilton, Oral Historian

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  • The Tree of Gernika

    The Tree of Gernika book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-23-9

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-26-0

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    5"x8"

    Number of pages
    182

    Author/Editor
    Joxe Mari Iparragirrei

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Bidart Family Collection

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    20

    Price (hardcover)
    25

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    n/a

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    n/a

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    "It's stunning that such a central figure of Basque cultural and literary history as Joxe Mari Iparragirre has never before been published in English. We are very lucky indeed that the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno has chosen to support these translations, bringing this sometimes funny, sometimes political, sometimes romantic, and always passionate work to an English-speaking audience. It's a work that feels simultaneously very old and very new." — Dan Ansotegui, Basque-American musician, recipient of the National Heritage Award

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  • Visions of a Basque American Westerner: International Perspectives on the Writings of Frank Bergon

    Visions of a Basque American Westerner book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-19-2

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-27-7

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    176

    Author/Editor
    edited by Xabier Irujo and Iñaki Arrieta Baro

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    17

    Price (paperback)
    25

    Price (hardcover)
    30

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    n/a

    Blurb
    Visions of a Basque American Westerner: International Perspectives on the Writings of Frank Bergon gathers the essays of nine scholars and writers from the United States and Europe, who presented papers on the novels, essays, and critical works of Frank Bergon at a two-day conference, sponsored by the Center for Basque Studies and the Jon Bilbao Basque Library at the University of Nevada, Reno, in March 2019. Topics range from Basque aspects of Bergon’s fiction to his investigation of inauthenticity in a post-truth world, from discussions of Shoshone Mike as a “perfect novel” to work on The Journals of Lewis and Clark as a “dazzling and foundational account” in literary ecocriticism. A focus on Bergon’s fiction reveals his uniqueness as the only novelist to present Basque American experience linearly across four generations and the first to render fully the voices of Okie California since The Grapes of Wrath.

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  • LGBTQIA+ in the Basque Country

    LGBTQIA in the Basque Country book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-25-3

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-39-0

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    186

    Author/Editor
    edited by Marta Luxan, Jone Miren Hernandez, and Xabier Irujo

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    18

    Price (paperback)
    25

    Price (hardcover)
    30

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    n/a

    Blurb
    This collaboration between the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the Master in Feminist and Gender Studies of the University of the Basque Country is the first English monograph on LGBTQI+ issues in relation to the Basque case. It addresses the existing void surrounding historical, legal, and political issues concerning this important topic, but it also tackles social and cultural aspects as well as problems and challenges of the LGBTQI+ collective in the Basque Country today. This book explores legislative issues, the mission of social movements and of their followers, and a historical perspective on lesbianism and homosexuality in the European context. Additionally, an attempt to understand bodies beyond binary categories has been made, and an examination of the cultural expressions through a literary analysis. It is a snapshot, combining the perspectives of the academic researchers and the one of actual activists. It is, in essence, an invitation to continue to discuss, research, and write about matters concerning LGBTQI+.

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  • Ulysses Syndrome

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-13-0

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-44-4

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    224

    Author/Editor
    Joseba Atxotegi

    Year
    2020

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    19

    Price (paperback)
    20

    Price (hardcover)
    25

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    n/a

    Blurb
    This book arises with a double purpose. On the one hand, to make known to scholars and to all those interested in Basque culture and society, the reality of Basque migrations from a psychological perspective. But, on the other hand, it also arises as an attempt by the authors of the book, Basque researchers, professionals, and academics, to better understand the scope of the enormous importance that migrations have had in the cultural and social structuring of the Basque Country. The book fundamentally collects the presentations made at a conference on this topic that was held on May 10, 2019 in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of the Basque Country. The conference was organized jointly with the Center for Basque Studies of the University of Nevada, Reno.

    Reviews
    “What is remarkable in this book edited by Professor Joseba Atxotegi is clearly and distinctly the look at the concept of migration and everything derived from it concerning the impact on the individual. The innovative approach of Ulysses Syndrome has already made it possible to determine an extremely relevant distinction regarding the non-systematization of the psychopathological process and its exaggerated classification in the psychiatric field. Indeed, this psycho-anthropological perspective allows us to accurately assess the difficulties encountered by a person in a situation of migration or exile without stigmatizing him or her by referring to systematically to a process of mental disorder.”— Rachid Bennegadi, President of the World Association of Social Psychiatry and Professor of the Paris V University , “This book presents a fascinating and very timely account of the many consequences of the process of emigrating, particularly as it relates to the high levels of stress experienced by the emigrants. The chapters address several historic and current examples of emigrants, including children and women, as well as the various impacts of migratory policies, and the challenges of acculturation and psychological adjustment. The stress that emigrants experience is characterized as the ‘Ulysses Syndrome’—regarding the Greek hero who su ered countless adversities in lands far from his loved ones.”— Fabricio E.Balcazar, Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Balcazar directs the Center on Capacity Building for Minorities with Disabilities Research and is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

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  • Jenisjoplin

    Jenisjoplin book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-32-1

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-43-7

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    n/a

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    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    252

    Author/Editor
    Uxue Alberdi

    Year
    2021

    Series
    Basque Literature Series

    Series No.
    14

    Price (paperback)
    20

    Price (hardcover)
    25

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    n/a

    Blurb

    From the birth in 1982 of the protagonist, Nagore Vargas, to the novel's end in 2014, Jenisjoplin is not only the journey of Nagore's life but also that of the Basque Country through the last three decades - a journey from a culture of heroes to a culture of the vulnerable; from times of face-to-face confrontations to silent wars; from times of violence to times of guilt; from times of communal consciousness to times of individualism; from times of principles to times of self-preservation; from times of unrest in the streets to times of staying at home...

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  • The History of Basque Music

    The History of Basque Music book jacket

    ISBN paperback
    978-1-949805-12-3

    ISBN hardcover
    978-1-949805-14-7

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    n/a

    Trim Size
    6"x9"

    Number of pages
    502

    Author/Editor
    edited by Josu Okiñena

    Year
    2021

    Series
    Basque Music Series

    Series No.
    1

    Price (paperback)
    25

    Price (hardcover)
    30

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    "Basque music" refers to the music that is created or experienced where Basque culture has been established or is practiced mainly in the present-day Euskal Herria (Basque Country) but also outside of its borders) including the music created by Basques in the diaspora. Although in recent years research has been conducted on Basque music and musicians) and there have been limited overviews of territories such as Araba or Navarre) and genres such as opera or liturgical monody) until now there has been no panoramic view of Basque music. Therefore) this work embraces a chronological view of music from the Middle Ages to the Twentieth century but also includes the most recent trends in composition with the addition of chapters on women and Basque music and a brief history of jazz) and popular music. The bibliography incorporates a selection of the most relevant sources) and the volume concludes with a phonography listing the most repre­sentative audio files from the different eras of Basque music.

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  • The Bilbao Consulate and Its Ordinances: The Tenacity of the Captains, Shipmasters, Merchants, and Traders of Bilbao

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    978-1-949805-45-1

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    978-1-949805-51-2

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    Author/Editor
    Margarita Serna Vallejo

    Year
    2021

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    19

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    20

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    The founding of the Consulate of Bilbao took place in 1511. However, the process of its creation began in 1495, immediately after the Burgos merchants obtained the first Crown of Castile in 1494 from Catholic monarchs. The merchants then used this kingdom to create their own consulate. The Consulate of Bilbao is a study framed between the peninsular consular histories, from the appearance of the first consulates in the Crown of Aragon during the late Middle Ages until the Bourbon reforms of the 18th century. This book examines the actions taken between 1495 and 1511 by the merchants, the authorities of the Signory of Bizkaia, the authorities of the Provinces of Gipuzkoa and Araba, and the Monarchy to create the Consulate of Bilbao. It analyzes the ius proprium of the institution between 1511 and 1737. This entails the study of the decrees and ordinances, both general and particular, issued by the institution during the course of its history. Of particular importance were the successful ordinances of 1737 that, due to their content and dissemination, became a commercial code rather than simple corporate ordinances.

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  • Spanish Flu and Covid-19 in Western Europe and the Basque Country

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    978-1-949805-46-8

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    978-1-949805-56-7

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    Author/Editor
    Anton Erkoreka

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    2021

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    20

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    20

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    25

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  • Nationalism and the Stateles Nations of the Iberian Peninsula during the first half of the 20th Century: The Basque Country, Catalunya and Galiza

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    978-1-949805-49-9

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    978-1-949805-50-5

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    edited by Eduardo J. Alonso Olea, Giovanni C. Cattini, and Uxío-Breogán Diéguez Cequiel

    Year
    2021

    Series
    Basque Politics Series

    Series No.
    21

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    20

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    "Equipped with a native knowledge of Basque and a keen sense of curiosity concerning how gender issues and questions of identity are encoded in language, the author takes the reader on a fascinating journey. Along the way a rarely seen face of Basque culture comes into view, enhanced by the author’s remarkable understanding of traditional Basque song and storytelling." — Roslyn M. Frank, Professor Emeritus,
    Department of Spanish & Portuguese, University of Iowa

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  • Nazi Germany and Occupied France: Jewish, American, German, French, and Basque Perceptions

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    978-1-949805-52-9

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    978-1-949805-53-6

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    edited by Sandra Ott

    Year
    2021

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    21

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    20

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  • Pro-Independence Movements in the Basque Country and Catalonia

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    978-1-949805-54-3

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    978-1-949805-55-0

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    edited by Xabier Irujo

    Year
    2021

    Series
    Conference Papers Series

    Series No.
    22

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    20

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    25

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  • Basque for English Speakers

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    978-1-949805-37-6

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    978-1-949805-48-2

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    Author/Editor
    Beatriz Fernández

    Year
    2021

    Series
    Occasional Papers Series

    Series No.
    31

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    20

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