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Books in the Library Catalog
Amerikanuak: Basques in the New World by An accessible overview of the Basque diaspora in the Western Hemisphere, this book is both a pioneering study of one of the American West's most important ethnic minorities and an engaging, comprehensive survey of Basque migration and settlement in the Americas. This edition includes a fresh preface by William A Douglass.
Call Number: E29.B35D747 1975
Publication Date: 1975
Basque-Americans and a sequential theory of migration and adaptation by
Call Number: GN549.B3M125 1968
Publication Date: 1968
Basque-English, English-Basque Dictionary by
Call Number: PH5177.E5A954 1992
Publication Date: 1992
Basque Dance by
Call Number: GV1674.P35Y78 1995
Publication Date: 1999
The Basque History of the World by "They are a mythical people, almost an imagined people," writes Mark Kurlansky. Settled in a corner of France and Spain in a land marked on no maps except their own, the Basques are a nation without a country, whose ancient and dramatic story illuminates Europe's own saga. Where did they come from? Signs of their civilization exist well before the arrival of the Romans in 218 B.C., and their culture appears to predate all others in Europe. Their mysterious and forbidden tongue, Euskera, is related to no other language on Earth. The Basques have stubbornly defended their unique culture against the Celts, the Romans, the Visigoths and Moors, the kings of Spain and France, Napoleon, Franco, the modern Spanish state, and the European Union. Yet as much as their origins are obscure, the Basques' contributions to world history have been clear and remarkable. Early explorers, they made fortunes whaling before the year 1000 and became the premier cod fishermen in Europe after discovering Canada's Grand Banks. Juan Sebastian de Elcano, a Basque, was the first man to circumnavigate the globe in 1522. Their influence has also been felt in religion as founders of the Jesuits in 1534, and in business, as leaders of the Industrial Revolution in southern Europe. Mark Kurlanky's passion for the Basque people, and his exuberant eye for detail, shine throughout this fascinating history. Like his acclaimedCod, it blends human, economic, political, literary and culinary history into a rich and heroic tale.
Call Number: DP302.B47K87 1999
Publication Date: 1999
The Basques by This edition of Collin's history of the Basques includes a substantial new chapter on the recent history of the Basques. He places their struggle for indentity and self-determination within the context of the past 2000 years, and aims to show that to a large extent this has finally been achieved within the democratic Spain which has proceeded the death of Franco. Among all former pre-Indo-European peoples, the Basques alone have been able to resist cultural assimilation by their larger and more powerful neighbours and to retain a distinct language. Yet, the Basques have failed to develop any sense of political unity. Drawing upon a wide range of archaeological and historical evidence, this study, examines the origins of these people. The author focuses on the crucial period extending from the Roman Conquest of the Iberian peninisula to the late 12th century.
Call Number: DP302.B49C65 1990
Publication Date: 1990
Basque Sheepherders of the American West by For more than a century, Basque sheepherders have been an integral part of the development of the American West. Leading a near solitary and nomadic existence in the region's vast deserts and mountains, the Basque herder was both pioneer and backbone of a frail human presence in an otherwise undisturbed natural setting.
While Basque sheepherders were once ubiquitous on the open range of the thirteen western states, today they numbers have declined greatly. Each aspect of the sheepherder's work is surveyed in this study, including lambing, trailing, shearing, docking, shipping and winter and summer herding. The sheepherder's personal life is also explored, from the lonely sheep cams o the Basque boarding house to the colorful festivals held in the West during the summer.
Call Number: GN549.B3L244 1985
Publication Date: 1985
The Basques of the Jordan Valley area, a study in social process and social change by
Call Number: F755.B15G129 1944
Publication Date: 1944
Basques of the Pacific Northwest by
Call Number: E184.B15B395 1991
Publication Date: 1991
Beltran: Basque sheepman of the American West by
Call Number: SF375.32.P37A33 1979
Publication Date: 1979
Bizkaia to Boise: the memoirs of Pete T. Cenarrusa by To students of Idaho history, politics, or Basque heritage, the name Pete T. Cenarrusa and the man himself are icons. The tough-as-nails pilot, sheep man and political infighter embodies the best of a generation-the one some call America's "Greatest Generation"-that prepared the way for Idaho's continuing transformation from a sleepy rural backwater to a state successfully blending traditional values with twenty-first-century progress. "Respect" is among the words most readily used to describe Idahoans' feelings about Cenarrusa, who served the state for more than fifty-two years in the Legislature and as secretary of state. Cenarrusa and his wife Freda became just as well and perhaps even more widely known as tireless advocates for preservation and dissemination of Basque history and culture. They have contributed generously, in every way, to the Cenarrusa Foundation for Basque Culture, downtown Boise's Basque Museum and Cultural Center and many other programs that now are calling cards of Idaho's capital city. Indeed, more than half a century in the deep end of Idaho's political pool has done virtually nothing to tarnish Cenarrusa's reputation. Even those who differed with him politically over the years-at their own peril-are hard pressed to criticize him. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter calls Cenarrusa "my kind of guy. I'm proud to say that. It doesn't get any more basic Idaho than Pete Cenarrusa and Freda."
Call Number: F750.22.C46K46 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Boise Basques: Dreamers and Doers by 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.]
Call Number: F754.B65T68 2004
Publication Date: 2004
A Book of the Basques by Rodney Gallop's classic work on the Basques is as pertinent and informative today as when it was first published in 1930. The most comprehensive history of the Old World Basques available in English, A Book of the Basques examines the mysterious origins of the Basque people, their long struggle to preserve their racial and cultural identity in the face of repeated invasions over many centuries, and most important, the strength of character that has enabled the Basques to survive. Their complex language, folklore, ancient dances and sports, art, and architecture are also treated with insight.
Call Number: DC611.B313G137 1970
Publication Date: 1970
The Circle of Mountains: a Basque shepherding community by Ott provides an excellent ethnography of a French Basque agrarian and sheepherding community. The commune of Sainte-Engrâce extends along a mountain valley in the southeastern corner of Soule, one of the three Basque provences in France. In The Circle of Mountains, Sandra Ott examines the importance of cooperation and reciprocity as the essential basis for the main institutions within this community. These French Basques visualize their community as a circle, and their vision of living in "the circle of mountians," rather than in a valley, reflects their perspective on the society in which they live. The first half of the book incorporates material on history, ecology and economy, and delves deeply into the domestic organization, kinship, and neighborliness of this Basque community. In the second half of the book, the author introduces the males' customary roles as shepherds and cheesemakers. Following a detailed commentary on these vocations, Ott suggests that these seemingly prosaic activities represent the male attempt at symbolic fulfillment of the female procreative and nurturing roles. In a new afterword, Ott discusses developments that have impacted life in the pastoral community of Sainte-Engrâce since the original publication of the book—including the acquisition of telephones and the construction of roads to nearly every home.The Circle of Mountains will be of interest not only to social anthropologists but also to those concerned with the Basque language and culture and to scholars and students of ethnology, international studies, and political science.
Call Number: DC801.S3636O87 1993
Publication Date: 1993-11-15
An Enduring Legacy: The Story of Basques in Idaho by Brothers John and Mark Bieter chronicle three generations of Basque presence in Idaho from 1890 to the present, a story that begins with a few solitary sheep-herders and follows their evolution into the prominent ethnic community they are today.
Call Number: F755.B15B47 2000
Publication Date: 2003
Guide to Basque Music by
Call Number: E184.B15G85 1995
Publication Date: 1999
Home Away from Home by A study of Basque boardinghouses in the US, offering a history of the institution that helped shape immigrant life throughout the West. Weaved into the narrative are the stories of the boardinghouse owners and operators, as well as the tales of those who left their homeland to find work.
Call Number: TX909.E284 1999
Publication Date: 1999
In a Hundred Graves by The Basques of Europe are legendary for the curtain of privacy they have always drawn around their world, shielding it from visitors from the outside. As a result, accounts of the inner workings of Basque village life are almost nonexistent. In this unique book, author Robert Laxalt has managed to penetrate the deep reserve of Basque village folk. Shepherds, troubadours, merchants, and smugglers, caught up in the panorama of daily life, parade before the reader. They are portrayed against a backdrop of green rugged mountains and stone buildings, typical of the Basque provinces in France and Spain. Laxalt, an American born of Basque parents, unveils the Basque character with warmth, wry humor, and above all, honesty.
Call Number: DP302.B467L45 1972
Publication Date: 2016
Kashpar by Joe “Kashpar” Eiguren was raised in the Basque Country during very difficult times. During his childhood he experienced the dictatorship of King Alfonso XII, who persecuted Basque (as many Spanish leaders had done before and did afterward as well). Joe felt strongly about the Basque cause, and when he came to the United States in 1934 it remained very much part of his life. And he continued to fight totalitarianism by serving in combat in the American army in World War II. After the war, together with Pete Cenarrusa and Pat Bieter, Joe advocated for the Basques, and supported Basque freedom and independence. Joe, though never formally educated, loved to write when he found something of interest to him. That was how he began writing Kashpar. Joe was very knowledgeable about Basque history, the Basque language, and Basque politics as well as a terrific storyteller. He belonged to a generation of the Basque immigrants who were very fluent in the Basque language and had undergone the political and socioeconomic crises provoked by long-lasting dictatorships in his homeland. 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.
Call Number: E184.B15E32A3 1988
Publication Date: 2014
A population and family study of Basques living in Shoshone and Boise, Idaho by
Call Number: F755.B15G793 1955
Publication Date: 1955
Sweet Promised Land by The story of the author's father's return to the Basque Country after living in the United States for almost 50 years.
Call Number: E184.B15L3 1997
Publication Date: 1988
A Time We Knew: images of yesterday in the Basque homeland by The evocative text is by Laxalt, who qualifies for the task by being of Basque descent, by having lived in Basque country, and by the internationally acclaimed quality of his writing (The Basque Hotel, A Cup of tea in Pamplona). The poignant and lovely photographs are by Allard, whose work has also been widely acknowledged. His photographs were taken during his sojourn in Basque country during the late 1960s, when the old ways of life were just beginning to be supplanted.
Call Number: DP302.B467A4 1990
Publication Date: 1990
A Travel Guide to Basque America by Nancy Zubiri takes readers on a coast-to-coast celebration of rich cultural traditions, incredible food, and generous hospitality.
Call Number: E184.B15Z83 1998
Publication Date: 1998
Ebooks in the Library Catalog
Identity, Culture, and Politics in the Basque Diaspora by Gloria P. Totoricagüena presents a thorough comparative examination of the remarkable endurance of Basque identity and culture in six countries of the far-flung Basque diaspora. Using the results of interviews and extensive anonymous surveys with more than eight hundred informants in the diaspora, plus extensive research in archives and printed sources in all six of her study countries, Totoricagüena reveals for the first time the complex and interrelated universe of these dispersed Basques. She explores the elements of their migration patterns and the institutions that have encouraged identity maintenance, the impacts on established communities of each new wave of immigrants, and the nature of economic and political ties with the homeland. Totoricagüena offers a superb quantitative study of an aspect of Basque culture that has been largely ignored by scholars—the diaspora. In doing so, she enlarges the understanding of cultural identity in general—how it is defined and preserved, how it evolves over time, and how both the politics of distant places and the most intimate family habits can shape an individual's sense of self. Identity, Culture, and Politics in the Basque Diaspora is a major contribution to the knowledge of Basques and their persistent political and cultural traditions.
Publication Date: 2003
Juan Bautista de Anza: Basque Explorer in the New World by The first biography of an eighteenth-century Basque immigrant who became a silver miner, a cattle rancher, and commander of the cavalry in Sonora, Mexico. The name of Juan Bautista de Anza the younger is a fairly familiar one in the contemporary Southwest because of the various streets, schools, and other places that bear his name. Few people, however, are familiar with his father, the elder Juan Bautista de Anza, whose activities were crucial to the survival of the tenuous and far-flung settlements of Spain's northernmost colonial frontier. For this first comprehensive biography of the elder Anza, Donald T. Garate spent more than ten years researching archives in Spain and the Americas. The result is a lively picture of the Spanish borderlands and the hardy, ambitious colonists who peopled them.
Publication Date: 2003
Standard Basque: A Progressive Grammar by A pre-Indo-European language with no known relatives, the Basque language survives in the Basque region of Spain and France, with about half a million native or near-native speakers. The local diversity of the language, with no fewer than eight different dialects, has hindered the development of a supradialectical written tradition. Twentieth-century Basque scholars recognized that the introduction of a standard language for written communication was vital for the continued existence of Basque, and the Euskaltzaindia, the Royal Academy of the Basque Language, has supervised the creation of a new shared form, Euskara Batua ("Unified Basque"), to be used as a written standard. Standard Basque: A Progressive Grammar is the first modern pedagogically oriented reference grammar in English for this new standard language. It guides the reader progressively through 33 chapters covering topics that range from orthography and pronunciation to case endings, verb forms, ergativity, and the antipassive and allocutive forms. In addition to information on the various dialects, the book includes thousands of example sentences drawn from Basque literature and extensive vocabulary listings. Most chapters conclude with exercises. Part 1 covers the grammar and Part 2 contains glosses for the example sentences and indexes. Rudolf P. G. de Rijk (1937-2003) brought the study of the Basque language into the generative syntax tradition with his MIT Ph.D. dissertation on Basque relative clauses in 1972. He taught at Leiden University in the Netherlands until his retirement in 2002. This book was prepared for publication after the author's death by Virginia de Rijk-Chan with Armand De Coene and Fleur Veraart and the assistance of linguists at Cornell University, Leiden University, and the University of the Basque Country. The glosses and supplementary material in Part 2 were prepared by Armand De Coene.
Publication Date: 2007
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