Friday, November 21, 2014

In Memoriam: Antxon Sorondo Aguirre

Antxon Sorondo Aguirre (1946 - 2014) was a historian, anthropologist , ethnographer and author of more than twenty books. He also co-authored several collective works and dozens of articles in professional journals, mainly on the history and culture of the Basque Country.
Although an industrial engineer by profession, he is best known for his work in history and lore of the Basque-Navarre area, especially in Guipúzcoa , the northern Castilla-Leon and the Cantabrian fringe. He was a regular contributor to the press and media as a science writer in The Basque Journal, as well as the Journal of Ethnology and Ethnography of Navarre or the International Journal of Basque Studies.
He is the author of the excellent book La Boina Vasca, which was (unfortunately) a limited publication of 500 copies only (I feel very lucky to have been given a copy by the publisher). 

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