History in English Words

History in English Words

By: Barfield, Owen

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Owen Barfield's original and thought-provoking works over three-quarters of a century have made him a legendary cult figure. History in English Words, his classic historical excursion through the English language, is now back in print after five years. This popular book is a brief and brilliant history of the peoples who have spoken the Indo-European tongues. It is illustrated throughout by current English words whose derivation from other languages, 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".

Title: History in English Words

Author Name: Barfield, Owen

Categories: Linguistics,

Edition: 2

ISBN Number: 0940262118

ISBN Number 13: 9780940262119

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: USED

Seller ID: 0940262118

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