BOOKS - Classics Series
Classics Series Editorial Board Members

William A. Douglass
Gregorio Monreal
Pello Salaburu

William A. Douglass (BA, Spanish, '61) was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. After receiving his BA from the University of Nevada and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, in 1967 he founded the Basque Studies Program (now the Center for Basque Studies) at the University of Nevada, Reno. For Basques around the world, William A. Douglass is the public face of Reno’s Basque Studies Program, which a president of the Basque Country described as a “candle in the night” for Basques during the long years of the Franco dictatorship; for the Basques of the American West (and indeed the Americas) he is the author who brought their experience to the light of day in his acclaimed book Amerikanuak: Basques in the New World; for Nevadans he is a lifelong resident, a shrewd casino operator, and a member of a true Nevada pioneering family; and for his fellow anglers and sportsmen he is a steady companion on adventures around the world.
Gregorio Monreal Zia is a professor of historical jurisprudence. HE is presently at the Universidad Pública de Navarra in Pamplona and has taught at several Spanish universities and the University of Paris XII. He was the first rector of the University of the Basque Country and served as president of Eusko Ikaskuntza (The Basque Studies Society). He is the editor of both the Revista Internacional para los Estudios Vascos and Iura Vasconiae. His doctoral thesis and many of his subsequent publications regarded the institutional history of politico-administration of the territories of Vasconia, and particularly Bizkaia. He has also researched Basque juridical historiography since the sixteenth century, with particular emphasis upon the works of Larramendi, Sagarmínaga and others. He contributes to the growing literature regarding the challenges posed by political autonomy of the Basque Country within contemporary Spain.
Pello Salaburu is a linguist and writer from Navarre. He studied sociology at the University of Deusto, and studied philology at the University of the Basque Country. He continued his studies at the University of New Mexico, Cornell University and MIT. He presented his doctoral thesis at the University of the Basque Country/ EHU (UPV / EHU), under the direction of Koldo Mitxelena. He is a Professor of Basque Philology and was Rector of the UPV / EHU between 1996 and 2000. Pello Salaburu belongs to Euskaltzaindia/Royal Academy of the Basque Language, where he coordinates the work of the unified dictionary and chairs the Committee on grammar. Pello is the Klasikoak society president, who has published more than a hundred translations of Basque classics of universal thought.