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History in English Words


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 ...

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History in English Words
2002, Lindisfarne Books, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780940262119

2nd Revised edition

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History in English Words
1985, Floris Books, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780863155086

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