Bertsolaritza – skrytý hlas lidu? – básnická improvizace v Baskicku

AntropoWebzin. 2012;8(1):15-20


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Journal Title: AntropoWebzin

ISSN: 1801-8807 (Online)

Publisher: AntropoWeb

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Anthropology

Country of publisher: Czechia

Language of fulltext: Czech, Slovak, English

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Martin Chochola (Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 25 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

This paper aims to picture the art of Basque poetic improvization - Bertsolaritza - as a specific social and cultural phenomenon and a possible field for the research on  Basque language or cultural revitalization a nationalism. The Basque bertsolaritza is defined as an art of specific form and rules, a brief note about its development in the twentieth century is made, meanwhile a short introduction in the context of basque nationalism, cultural revitalization and ethnicity is carried out. This oral tradition is understood as both the cultural and political issue. A short conclusion and a note about the author's plan for his thesis is also included. The paper is a result of a preliminary field research that has been done in the period of July-August 2011 in the region of Gipuzkoa (Euskadi - Basque Country / Spain) and the analysis of literature related to the topic.