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by Marjorie Gallop,Rodney Gallop


A Book of the Basques book. Rodney Gallop's classic work on the Basques is as pertinent and informative today as when it was first published in 1930.

A Book of the Basques book.

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Despite the book's shortcomings, much can be gleaned here about a nation whose saga begins before .

Despite the book's shortcomings, much can be gleaned here about a nation whose saga begins before recorded history and ought to inspire curious readers to delve deeper into their story. 14 people found this helpful. I read it over time for many reasons, one of which it can be so detailed as to become tedious. I would recommend it for those interested in history.

Basque sheepherders once drove their flocks up and down what is now Highway 395 in California. Charming Illustrations by Marjorie Gallop, from "The Book of the Basques" by Rodney Gallop, 1931. March 15, 2016 ·. basquebooks. Tales from Basques in the United States : The Tragic Case of Txomin Malasechevarria.

A book of the Basques. by. Gallop, Rodney, 1901-1948. Reno, University of Nevada Press. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Kahle/Austin Foundation.

The Basques withstood domination by the Visigoths and Franks. Late in the 6th cent. they took advantage of the anarchy prevailing in the Frankish kingdom and expanded northward, occupying present-day Gascony (Lat. Vasconia), to which they gave their name

The Basques withstood domination by the Visigoths and Franks. Vasconia), to which they gave their name. The duchy of Vasconia, formed in 601 and chronically at war with the Franks, Visigoths, and Moors, was closely associated with, and at times dominated by, Aquitaine

Basques are indigenous to and primarily inhabit an area traditionally known as the Basque Country (Basque: Euskal Herria), a region that is located around the western end of the Pyrenees on the coast of the Bay of Biscay and straddles parts of north-central Spain and south-western France.

Rodney Gallop: A Book of the Basques. Paddy Woodworth: The Basque Country, a Cultural History.

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.

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Nejind
I usually don't review books that have already been reviewed, but I think the customer below severely misjudged this book.

First of all, the reason why it doesn't go much beyond 1930 is because that's when it was published. British folklorist Rodney Gallop was a pioneer in the field of Basque anthropology and "A Book of the Basques" was one of the earliest (and remains one of the most readable) attempts to explain Basque culture to the English-speaking world.

Gallop inclined heavily toward the French side of the Pyrénées for two reasons. First, that's where he did most of his research. Second, as he points out in the book, the French Basque Country -- at least up to the time he wrote -- had always been much less heavily industrialized than its Spanish counterpart, making it much more ideal for an anthropologist's study. The ancient traditions of the Basques survived more intact in France and, additionally, the French Basques were more culturally "introspective" than their Spanish cousins; that is, they never played as prominent a part in the national life of France as did the Spanish Basques in Spain and its empire. Consequently, they remained much closer to their "roots", so to speak.

Unlike the reviewer below, I thought the book was extremely well written and a fantastic source of information on traditional Basque folklife. Gallop does quote a lot from French, but he wrote in a time when you weren't considered educated until you knew a little French. The book is divided into chapters on such aspects of Basque folklife as language and literature, folksongs, folkdance, proverbs, Basque houses, superstition and witchcraft, fishermen and corsairs (!), decoration, and that great game, "pelote". Additionally, the author discusses some of the many theories regarding the mysterious origins of the Basques, which, admittedly, is of less interest today than it was in 1930 (the Golden Age of bogus racial theories!).

Unfortunately, much of the book has to be shifted into the past tense today, since the traditional Basque folkways Gallop describes have grown more and more obsolete since he wrote. But as work of history, it's still a classic and is destined to remain one. A+
Laizel
THIS IS A VERY INSIGHTFUL BOOK OF A PEOPLE WHO HAVE PROBABLY BEEN IN THEIR HOMELAND FOR 2000 YEARS, THEIR BLOOD TYPE, LANGUAGE AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS ARE SO DIFFERENT TO OTHER EUROPEANS, SITUATED ON NORTH WEST BORDER OF SPAIN .
A Book of the Basques (Basque Series) ebook
Author:
Marjorie Gallop,Rodney Gallop
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Social Sciences
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Univ of Nevada Pr (August 1, 1998)
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298 pages
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