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Basque History of the World

Mark Kurlansky

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Genres:

History

Description:

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has drawn enthusiastic praise for his books, which are sharply-focused studies as well as glorious celebrations of their subjects. In The Basque History of the World, he turns his eye toward Europe's oldest surviving culture-a culture as mysterious as it is fascinating. Settled in the western Pyrenees Mountains of France and Spain, the Basque nation is not drawn on maps and the origin of their forbidden language has never been discovered. Yet, Basques appear to predate all other cultures in Europe, with many significant global contributions to their credit. Most notably, one of their own took command after Magellan's death and was the first person to circumnavigate the globe. This informative book is full of lively anecdotes that illuminate an otherwise obscure culture. Narrator George Guidall rises to the challenge of the text, which includes many Basque terms, and interprets beautifully.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Guidall

Length:

12h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

32:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

46:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

47:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

48:02


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

58:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

38:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

31:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

49:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

53:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

53:42