AND THE NEW AWAKENING

After the French Revolution and the abolition of the Foruak or local laws, language policies favourable to French and Spanish multiplied at the expense of Basque.

In the 19th century, however, as all through Europe, people began to collect and value popular culture. The works of European philologists and scholars interested in Basque language and culture (Humboldt, Bonaparte…) greatly influenced Basque researchers (Azkue, Barandiaran…). Simultaneously, there was an awakening of awareness about the language and the people (Floral Games, Zazpiak Bat…).

At the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries there was a resurgence of culture: institutions (Eusko Ikaskuntza, Euskaltzaindia…); associations (Euskal Esnalea, Euskaltzaleak…); press (Eskualduna, Eguna…); literature, bertsolarism…

 


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Interviews:

Iñaki Camino: philologist and lecturer at the University of the Basque Country
Lourdes Otaegi: lecturer in the Linguistics and Basques Studies Department of the University of the Basque Country
Jurgi Kintana: PhD in History and lecturer at the Basque Summer University
William Douglass: anthropologist and founder of the Basque Department at the University of Reno (USA)

Music:
Joseba Tapia, Josu Zabala.