chapter  18
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The Publishing Industry in the Basque Country: An Introduction

WithMaria Otero-Boisvert

The Basque country, that autonomous region in the north of Spain at the base of the Pyrenees, has known a long history of invasions by marauding tribes, and attempts at political suppression and cultural extinction. It would be foolish to try to offer an encapsulated rendering of that rich and intricate history within the confines of this chapter on the Basque publishing industry. Yet it is imperative that this subject be placed within a political and historical frame of reference.