History in English Words
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History in English Words

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A classic historical excursion through the English language.
Owen Barfield's original and thought-provoking works over three-quarters of a century made him a legendary cult figure. This popular book provides a brief, brilliant history of those 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 16.26mm | 324g
  • Lindisfarne Books
  • Great Barringron, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0940262118
  • 9780940262119
  • 59,254

About Owen Barfield

Owen Barfield (1898-1997), British philosopher and critic, has been called the "First and Last Inkling" because of his influential and enduring role in the group known as the Oxford Inklings, which included C.S. lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Williams. It was Barfield who first advanced the ideas about language, myth, and belief that became identified with the thought and art of the Inklings. The author of numerous books, his history of the evolution of human consciousness, Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry, achieved a place in the list of the '100 Best Spiritual Books of the Century'.
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