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Reseña. Selected writings of José Miguel de Barandiarán: Basque Prehistory and Ethnography

Egilea: José Miguel de Barandiarán Sarrera: Jesús Altuna Argitaratzailea: Center for Basque Studies University of Nevada, Reno Orrialde kopurua: 291 ISBN: 978-1-877802-69-0 Ezaugarriak: 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 from Barandiaran’s books: “Mitología vasca” (“Basque Mythology”), “El Hombre prehistórico en el País Vasco” (“Prehistoric Man in the Basque Country”), and “Bosquejo etnografico de Sara” (“An Ethnographic Sketch of Sara”). Also included are a number of Barandiaran’s drawings, photographs, a bibliography, and an index.