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Legends and Popular Tales of the Basque People

By Monteiro, Mariana

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Reproduction Date: 2014

Title: Legends and Popular Tales of the Basque People  
Author: Monteiro, Mariana
Language: English
Subject: Sacred Texts, Sagas and Legends, Basque
Collections: Sacred Texts
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Publisher: London: Fisher Unwin


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Description: The Basques (Basque: Euskaldunak) are an indigenous people who inhabit parts of north-central Spain and southwestern France. The name Basque derives from Medieval French and ultimately from the ancient tribe of the Vascones, described by Ancient Greek historian Strabo as living south of the western Pyrenees and north of the Ebro River, in modern day Navarre and northern Aragon. This tribal name, of unknown etymology, was extended in late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages to cover all Basque-speaking people on either side of the Pyrenees. Basques are now mainly found in an area traditionally known as Euskal Herria, located around the western end of the Pyrenees on the coast of the Bay of Biscay. This consists of two Autonomous Communities in Spain (4 provinces) and three provinces in France.


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