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9. Publications of Interest

Manuel de Langue Arawak, de P. van Baarle et M. A. Sabajo traduit du néerlandais au français par Marie France Patte, Editions du Saule, 27 rue Saint-Sulpice, 75006 Paris, 128 p., 150 illustrations, 2 cartes, prix : 95 FF., port en sus.

Une notice sur cette publication paraîtra dans le prochain Bulletin LINDA.

Daniele Conversi: The Basques, the Catalans and Spain. Alternative Routes to Nationalist Mobilisation.
London: Hurst, 1997. - [American edition published by University of Nevada Press, Reno, 1997] ISBN: 185065-2686


From the Founding of Catalan Nationalism to the Civil War
Basque Nationalism from its Beginnings to the Civil War
Euskadi: Dictatorship, Resistance and Resurrection
Catalonia under Franco
The Transition to Democracy: From Clandestine Action to the European Community (1975-1986)
Language and Other Values
Nationalism and Immigration in Catalonia and the Basque Country
The Roots of Violence

Some testimonials, offered by the publisher:

'Dr Conversi's comprehensive study of the chief ethnic nationalism within modern Spain - those of Catalonia and the Basque Country - will soon be recognised as one of the best assessments available of the intricate world of Iberian identities. The fact that both areas are prosperous, competitive and highly dynamic by any West European standards makes them especially interesting. Daniele Conversi's is the best analysis so far available in English. The rigour and scholarship with which he has carried out his research turn The Basques, the Catalans and Spain into a key contribution to our understanding of nationalist and ethnic movements in stateless societies in contemporary Europe. Students of Spanish society and culture will also find it useful and enlightening, as it satisfactorily explores the political, economic and cultural consequences of Catalan and Basque nationalism.' Professor Salvador Giner, Institut d' Estudis Socials Avançats, Barcelona

'Conversi has skilfully woven together three major themes of modern nationalism: the importance of values and culture, the role of the state, and the sources of political violence. He does this through a masterly study of the differences between an inclusive Catalan, and an exclusive Basque, nationalism. This is an analysis steeped in historical understanding, rich in sociological insight, and sensitive to political nuance. It is essential reading for all students of nationalism and politics, as well as for anyone interested in modern European developments.'
Anthony D. Smith, Professor of Studies in Nationalism, LSE

'This work represents a singular contribution to the literature on nationalism. The author brings a thorough familiarity with the theoretic and comparative literature to bear upon the Basque and Catalan experiences. The result is mutual enrichment: (i) keener insight into Basque and Catalan nationalisms than can be gleaned from the case study approach of these two peoples and (ii) the highlighting of a number of significant challenges that the Basque and Catalan experiences pose to broadly held convictions concerning the nature of national consciousness and the behaviour patterns to which it gives rise. Anyone interested in nationalism will benefit from reading Conversi'
Walker Connor, Professor of Political Science, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

'Daniele Conversi has produced a highly significant book. His analysis gives us a unique and persuasive insight into why Basque and Catalan ethnicity have taken such different routes, while at the same time the book is a signal contribution to the theory of nationalism through the author's holistic investigation of the relationship between the state and the regions. There are lessons here that both students of nationalism and generalists will find essential.'
George Schöpflin, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London

Available from C. Hurst & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 38 King Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JZ

Phone +44-171-240-2666; Fax -240-2667; Email: Hurst(at)
xvi, 308 pp., bibliography, index. The Basques, the Catalans and Spain (available from March) Please send me copy/copies



Special price (inclusive of p + p): £17.50

Payment in pounds by cheque (made payable to MARSTON BOOK SERVICES LTD.) or by chargecard.

CELIAC Books in the Indigenous Languages of Mexico

Six books are now available for purchase directly from CELIAC. Six more are complete and await funding for publication, and another dozen books are in various stages of completion. Here is a list of the books available and awaiting publication.

Proceeds from sales of CELIAC books support indigenous authors and the distribution of books to local communities. The following books are currently available.

1. X'TACHWIN X'TATLIN LI TUTUNAKU (Palabra y Canto de los Totonacos), A book of original poetry by Tiburcio Perez Gonzalez (Jun). In Totonac and Spanish. Over 50 original color illustrations by the author. Publication date: April 1994. 195 pages. $60.

2. DILLZAAN NHA' KALHJAGOK'KS (Cuentos y Leyendas en Idioma Zapoteco de la Sierra Norte; Area Cajonof: Yaganiza, San Mateo, Xagacia, y Carizal), by Alfredo Rios Belem. In Zapoteco de la Sierra Juarez. Publication date: May 1994. 165 pages. $30.

3. NA KAA IYO YO CHI NUU CHIKUA'A (La Vida Cotidiana de Jicayan, Volume I), by Josefa Leonarda Gonzalez Ventura. In Mixteco de la Costa. Published jointly by CELIAC with the government of the State of Oaxaca. Publication date: March, 1993. 165 pages. $30.

4. LA VIDA COTIDIANA DE JICAYAN. (Na Kaa Iyo Yo Chi Nuu Chikua'a Volume I), by Josefa Leonarda Gonzalez Ventura. Spanish translation of #3, above. Publication date: March 1994. $30.

5. ETNOGRAFIA DEL OTOMI, by Jesus Salinas Pedraza. This book was published in 1983 by the Instituto Nacional Indigenista. This oversize book contains the first three volumes, in Mezquital Nyahnyu and Spanish (on the geography, the fauna, and the flora of the Mezquital Valley) of Salinas' Nyahnyu ethnography. 377 pages. $60. (The English edition of all four volumes of the ethnography is Native Ethnography, by H. R. Bernard and Jesus Salinas Pedraza, Sage Publications, 1989.)

6. ESTUDIO ETNOGRAFICO SOBRE EL MANEJO DE LA ENFERMEDAD DIARREICA EN EL HOGAR EN SEIS REGIONES INDIGENAS DE OAXACA. Coordinacion: Homero Martinez Salgado and Jesus Salinas Pedraza. Bilingual texts in Spanish and Highland Mixtec, Coastal Mixtec, Highland Zapotec, Juchitan Zapotec, Chinantec, and Mazatec by: Florencio Carrera Gonzalez, Vigilia Rosa Cruz Valentin, Pablo Hernandez Hernandez, Vicente Marcial Cerqueda, Digna Salvador Eugenio, Ignacio Santiago Perez, Juventino Silva Escobar, and Tomas Villalobos Aquina. Published jointly by Instituto Mexciano de Seguro Social, Secretaria de Salud, and CELIAC. Heavily illustrated. 140 pages. $40.

The following books are completed and await publication by CELIAC.

1. RA NT'EMEE MAYA'MU 'NE MAPAYA (La Religion Tradicional y Religion Contemporanea), by Jesus Salinas Pedraza. This is the fourth volume of Salinas's Nyahnyu ethnography. It will be published in Nyahnyu and Spanish.

2. LALA IA TI JUJMI KI TSA KO WI (Asi se Cuenta en el Idioma Chinanteco de Ojitlan), by Fidel Pereda Ramon and Bartola Morales Garcia. In Chinantec.

3. TE'EN NI TUI NUU YO (Asi se Fundo Nuestro Pueblo), by Pablo Hernandez Hernandez. In Mixtec.

4. RA 'MEDE RA HNINI RA DEXTO (Historia de la Comunidad de El Dexto), by Jesus Salinas Pedraza. In Nahnyu and Spanish.

5. YELESI'IN CHE BENE' GOLHE JSESHE (Los Conocimientos de los Ancianos de Yatzachi el Bajo), by Digna Salvador Eugenio. In Zapotec and Spanish.

6. TYUSU CHA NAKATYI NUYIVI NUU KASANDO'O (Cuentos que Narra la Gente de Jamiltepec), by Miguel Lopez Hernandez. In Mixtec and Spanish.

To order, contact CELIAC, Avenida Ejercito Mexicano 1107, Colonia Ampliacion Dolores, Oaxaca, Oaxaca 68020 Mexico, or by phone at +52-951-59725 fax -59729; e-mail celiac(at)

For further information in English, contact Russ Bernard at: voice 904-376-4544; fax 904-376-8617; e-mail ufruss(at)