History in English Words / Edition 2

History in English Words / Edition 2

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by Owen Barfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0940262118

ISBN-13: 9780940262119

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: SteinerBooks, Incorporated

For more than three-quarters of a century, Owen Barfield produced original and thought-provoking works that made him a legendary cult figure. History in English Words is his classic excursion into history through the English language. This popular book provides a brief, brilliant history of the various peoples who have spoken the Indo-European tongues. It is…  See more details below

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For more than three-quarters of a century, Owen Barfield produced original and thought-provoking works that made him a legendary cult figure. History in English Words is his classic excursion into history through the English language. This popular book provides a brief, brilliant history of the various peoples who have spoken the Indo-European tongues. It is illustrated throughout by current English words whose derivation from other languages, and whose history in use and changes of meaning, record and unlock the larger history.

"In our language alone, not to speak of its many companions, the past history of humanity is spread out in an imperishable map, just as the history of the mineral earth lies embedded in the layers of its outer crust.... Language has preserved for us the inner, living history of our soul. It reveals the evolution of consciousness"
-Owen Barfield

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780940262119
Publisher:
SteinerBooks, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
324,879
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

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