It has existed since 1924, the year when the Museum
opened. Its publication was stopped in 1944 but was back in 1964 thanks
to the SAMB under the influence of Jean Haritschelhar. More than 1500
articles have been published up to now.
In spite of all the changes the cultural world of the Bask Country has
faced and despite the tremendous increase of the number and quality of
publications, the review remains a major element as research and
cultural spreading are concerned. It has been and still is considered
as a way of reference in many fields as it is shown in the
bibliographies of the research works about the area.
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of the Basque Museum review by Michel Duvert.
The editorial Committee receives, reads,
chooses the articles then writes each issue looking for the best
balance. The most prestigious collaborations enable it to publish a
quality bulletin everyone can read. These last years, publishing texts
from young searchers has been one of the Committee's editing priorities.
The review is published twice a year and sent to members. It is also on
sale at the Museum shop and in some bookshops of the area.
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Along with the usual reviews, some special issues dealing with a
special theme have been brought out.
1989: A tribute to the Basque Museum
2001: Basque carpenters and 'vasconnes' houses
2003: Stone and Country
2006: Lands and lives
An index of all the articles published in the review from 1924 to
1997 is the subject of the special issue published in 1999: an index in
alphabetical order of the writers and one of the articles classified
according to writers can be found.
of the titles of the articles from 1924 to 2009
with the writers' names can be consulted on line. The search can be
done thanks to the search function of your software package navigator:
Edition, Search and key word capture.
The full collection of the reviews can be consulted at the
documentary center of the museum as well as the Bayonne Library. The
most recent ones can be found in various libraries or record centers
(Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Spain, France, Japan, Portugal, Sardinia,
Switzerland, The States...).
Advice to the writers
The review of the Basque Museum publishes special works
dealing especially with Basque and Pyrenean subjects.
Items found in the review: Studies, Museum, Reviews, Ikusgaia, 'SAMB'
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The association (SAMB) is not a publishing house but it
has been led to publish or spread some works:
- The poet from Soule called Pierre Topet- Etchahun (1786-1862)- a
contribution to the study of popular Bask poetry at the 19th century by
Jean Haritscelhar, 1969 (out of print)
- The poetical work by Pierre Topet-Etchahun - (texts, translations,
variations, notes) by Jean Haritschelhar, 1970 (available)
- The landlords of Saint-Pée (a compilation of studies and documents by
Henri Dop (available)
- The exhibition catalogue of the Bask Museum: " Bask Currency issued
in Bilbao in 36-37, 1995 (available)
- The exhibition catalogue of the Bask Museum: " Julio Beobide
1891-1969, 1993 (available)
- Hil Harriak - proceedings of the international conference about the
discoidal stele, team work, 1984 (out of print)
- Euskal Herria (1789-1850) proceedings of the international conference
about Bask studies, team work, 1978 (available).
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