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Walking the French Pyrenees

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Boundaries, The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees

SPN154
Peter Sahlins
University of California Press
1991
351
0520074157
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A study of national identity in Catalonia, Cerdanya and the border lands between France and Spain, with an overview of their demarcation and arbitrary division in 1659.
$36.95

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

The Way of St James, France: Le Puy to the Pyrenees

FRN915
Alison Raju
Cicerone
2010
224
1852846089
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to walking GR 65, the Via Podiensis, from Le Puy in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. As well as giving step by step directions, the book also provides information on places to visit, history and practical travel details.
$22.95

Midi Pyrenees Map 525

FRN163
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2014
2
2067135333
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed (1:200,000), frequently updated regional map of the central Pyrenees, centered on Toulouse.
$11.95

Basque-English Dictionary and Phrasebook

SPN128
Joseph Conroy
Hippocrene Books
1998
206
0781806224
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A shirt-pocket guide to the Basque language, useful for travelers to Northern Spain and Southwest France.
$14.95

Cadogan Guide Gascony & the Pyrenees

FRN446
Dana Facaros, Michael Pauls
Cadogan Books
2007
364
1860113605
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A town-by-town guide to Southwestern France, with 6 color maps.
$19.95

The Pyrenees

SPN228
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2004
448
1852844205
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to the high Pyrenees from the Cirque de Lescun in the west to the Carlit massif and Cerdagne east of Andorrain.
$29.95

Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees

SPN379
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2015
416
1852844701
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact practical guide to a wide varierty of hikes throughout the central Pyrenees.
$27.95

The Food of France

FRN17
Waverly Root
Vintage Books
1992
450
0679738975
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An evocative and beautifully written survey of French food. First published in 1958 and revised in the mid-1970s, the book covers the important regions of French cuisine by dividing them into domains of Butter (northern France), Fat (Alsace) and Oil (the south).
$18.00

A Traveller's History of France

FRN08
Robert Cole
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
256
1566566061
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This fast-moving survey covers the conquests of ancient Gaul through the heady days of revolution to modern times.
$14.95

The Basque History of the World

SPN116
Mark Kurlansky
Penguin Putnam
2001
288
0140298517
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kurlansky's engaging portrait of the seven provinces of Basque lands takes in everything from language to culinary heritage, role in the Spanish Civil War and seafaring traditions.
$17.00

The Land of My Fathers, A Son's Return to the Basque Country

FRN162
Robert Laxalt, Joyce Laxalt (Photographer)
University of Nevada Press
1999
136
0874173388
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A portrait of the Basque culture and people through the eyes of Robert Laxalt, who traveled through Basque country in the 60s. This book is based on Laxalt's journals and complemented by his wife's photographs.
$21.00

The Road from the Past, Traveling through History in France

FRN03
Ina Caro
Harvest Books
1996
339
0156003635
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
Time travel through France by way of its finest castles, chateaux, cathedrals and monasteries. This unusual travelogue is an invaluable companion for traveling in Paris, southern France, the Dordogne and the Loire Valley, combining personal observation with large doses of well-presented history.
$17.95

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
1
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

A Piano in the Pyrenees

FRA240
Tony Hawks
Trafalgar Square
2007
352
0091903335
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
British comic Hawks (Around Ireland with a Fridge) serves up another bumbling adventure in this account of buying a house in the French Pyrenees and trying to teach himself to play (not to mention move) a piano.
$17.95

By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept

FRN221
Paulo Coelho
HarperCollins
2006
179
0061122092
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
From the wildly popular Brazilian author Paulo Coelho comes this magical tale of a woman who follows a former childhood friend through the French Pyrenees.
$14.99

The Catalans

FRN511
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
224
0393051102
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Patrick O'Brian's bitingly funny novel of Dr. Alain Roeg, returned home to a family in crisis, beautifully evokes the Languedoc town of Saint-Feliu, where O'Brian made his home.
$18.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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The Arts in Spain, From Prehistory to Modernism

SPN102
John Moffit
Thames & Hudson
1999
240
0500203156
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
From the cave painting at Altimira through the Golden Age, to the works of Picasso and Miro, this book documents the course of art in Spain, with 150 illustrations.
$19.95

The Cricket Sings: Poems and Songs for Children

SPN97
Federico García Lorca
New Directions Publishing Corporation
1980
96
081120734X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This brief collection of folk songs and poems by Garcia Lorca (with English and Spanish on facing pages) will delight little ones and parents alike.
$10.95

Farewell Espana, The World of the Sephardim Remembered

SPN57
Howard Morley Sachar
Alfred Knopf
1994
439
0679738460
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of Spanish Jews by a well known scholar. Sachar covers not only the rise, persecution, and expulsion of the Spanish Jews, but also their dispersion across Europe and in the Americas.
$22.70

Food and Wines of Spain

SPN100
Penelope Casas
Random House
1982
457
0394513487
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
This classic collection of 400 recipes, interwoven with cultural commentary and culinary history, is a pleasure to read, but prepare to become hungry.
$37.50

For Whom the Bell Tolls

SPN19
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
471
0684803356
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel about the Spanish Civil War is a love story set during the four-day fight of anti-fascist units in the mountains.
$18.00

A History of Medieval Spain

SPN10
Joseph F. O'Callaghan
Cornell University Press
1995
728
0801492645
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A detailed history of the Medieval kingdoms of Iberia.
$29.95

Homage to Catalonia

SPN03
George Orwell
Harcourt Books
2015
256
0544382048
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
5/9/2015
0
1
0
0
Orwell's portrait of the Barcelona uprising and the spirit of a city at war is a classic, an observant and heartfelt report from the streets.
$14.95

Iberia, Spanish Travels & Reflections

SPN16
James Michener
Fawcett
2015
960
0812969804
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this best-selling travelogue, Michener presents a compulsively readable and well-observed account of his love affair with Spain and all things Spanish. It has achieved the status of a classic, rich in detail and insightful.
$18.00

The Jews of Spain

SPN72
Jane S. Gerber
Free Press
1994
338
0029115744
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A straightforward, readable history of Jewish life in Spain. The book covers life in Spain up to the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, and continues with chapters on the Sephardic diaspora.
$21.50

Life and Food in the Basque Country

SPN125
Maria Jose Sevilla
Ivan Dee
1992
170
1561310352
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
A portrait of Basque life as seen through the people who practice its culinary traditions. Each chapter profiles the traditions and histories of the Basque butcher, fisherman, housewife, kaiku-maker (or society cook), with some traditional recipes.
$14.95

The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself

SPN18
J.M. Cohen
Penguin
1988
316
0140440739
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Utterly transformed by her religious experiences and converted at age forty, Saint Teresa feared false mysticism and maintained an analytical and critical view of ecstasy. This book is widely read in Spain.
$15.00

Mammals of Europe

FG61
Priscilla Barrett, David W. MacDonald
Princeton University Press
2002
320
0691091609
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Published by Princeton, this is a field guide to land and marine mammals throughout Europe, both endemic and introduced. With more than 600 color illustrations of over 200 mammals.
$49.95

Marks of Identity

SPN25
Juan Goytisolo, Gregory Rabassa (Translator)
Serpent's Tail
2003
352
1852427671
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Banned under Franco, this is the story of a man struggling to get along without love for his country or himself. The author has written a number of novels concerning Spain on the periphery of the Western and Islamic worlds.
$15.00

The Medieval Spains

SPN98
Bernard F. Reilly
Cambridge University Press
1993
228
0521397413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A short, scholarly history of Iberia from the late Roman period to the 15th century covering the politics, society and intellectual climate of medieval Spain. With four maps and a helpful bibliography.
$39.99

The New Spaniards

SPN08
John Hooper
Penguin Putnam
2007
458
0141016094
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This survey of the cultural, political and economic changes in Spain since the death of Franco offers an authoritative and compelling look at the everyday life of Spaniards.
$18.00

Pilgrim Stories, On and Off the Road to Santiago

SPN46
Nancy Louise Frey
University of California Press
1998
313
0520217519
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The sights, sounds -- and meaning -- of modern journeys along the "Camino de Santiago," according to interviews with those who travel it.
$31.95

The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago, The Complete Cultural Handbook

SPN137
David Gitlitz, Linda Kay Davidson
St. Martin's Press
2000
440
0312254164
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A kilometer-by-kilometer guide to the route of St. James across northern Spain with copious information on the historical and artistic sites along the way. You probably won’t want it in your daypack, but in your suitcase it will be invaluable for previews of the following day and reflections on the preceding one.
$26.99

The Pilgrimage, A Contemporary Quest for Ancient Wisdom

SPN47
Paulo Coelho
HarperCollins
1995
272
006251279X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The Portuguese author's experiences along the historic Road to Santiago.
$15.99

The Pilgrim's Guide to Santiago de Compostela

SPN42
William Melczer
Italica Press
1993
350
0934977259
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This is the original guide used by 12th-century pilgrims along the sacred way, reprinted with an introduction by a professor of Medieval Studies, plus endnotes and a gazetteer.
$25.00

Roads to Santiago, A Modern-Day Pilgrimage Through Spain

SPN50
Cees Nooteboom
Harcourt Books
2000
352
0156011581
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating but erudite portrait of modern and historic Spain. Nooteboom writes quite brilliantly of Spanish art, philosophy, history, architecture and culture, as well as of the people he encountered.
$21.95

Spain & Portugal Adventure Map

SPN22
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
1566955394
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided full-color map of Spain and Portugal at a scale of 1:1,000,000 with good shaded relief, topographic detail, roads and waterways.
$12.95

Spain and Its World, 1500-1700

SPN48
John H. Elliott
Yale University Press
1990
316
0300048637
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging overview by the pre-eminent historian of the Imperial Age of Spain.
$35.00

Spain, The Root and the Flower

SPN13
John A. Crow
University of California Press
2005
455
0520244966
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you to Spain: it's an absorbing, well-written account of Spanish cultural history from prehistory to the Romans, Jews, Moors, Golden Age and on to Franco and his legacy in Spain.
$29.95

The Spanish Inquisition

SPN91
Cecil Roth
W. W. Norton & Company
1996
369
0393002551
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This documents the events leading up to the Inquisition, the torment that spread from Spain to Portugal and the New World -- a fascinating exploration of the roots of the Inquisition and its effects on the country.
$15.95

The Spanish Labyrinth, An Account of the Social and Political Background of the Spanish Civil War

SPN74
Gerald Brenan
Cambridge University Press
2015
648
1107431751
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fine introduction to the issues driving the Spanish Civil War. Brenan was there, and he offers a vivid picture that loses nothing for being skewed slightly towards the left.
$28.99

The Sun Also Rises

SPN33
Ernest Hemingway
Scribner
1995
256
0743297334
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Hemingway's great novel, which encapsulates the angst of the post-WWI "Lost Generation," is the story of unmoored American and British expats travelling from Paris to Pamplona.
$16.00

A Traveller's History of Spain

SPN06
Juan Lalaguna
Interlink Publishing Group
2001
304
1566564069
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This survey of Spanish history features a useful chronology, historical gazetteer and a long section on contemporary life. It covers early settlements through the Romans, Goths and Moors to the present.
$14.95

Two Spanish Picaresque Novels: Lazarillo de Tormes, The Swindler

SPN108
Francisco de Quevedo, Michael Alpert (Translator)
Penguin
2003
224
0140442111
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Admired by Cervantes, this pair of picaresque novels focus on the adventures of two unlikely heroes -- delinquent "picaros" living by their wits among corrupt priests and prostitutes, beggars and idle gentlemen, thieves and tricksters. The tales helped lay the foundation for the Spanish novel.
$16.00

Wild Spain, A Traveller's Guide

SPN96
Frederic Grunfeld
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
224
1566563224
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A brief, illustrated survey of the national parks and wilderness areas of Spain, organized geographically.
$19.95