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History in English Words

By: Barfield, Owen

Price: $7.50

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0940262118

ISBN: 0940262118

Condition: USED


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, t... View more info