History in English Words, Paperback Book

History in English Words Paperback



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: SteinerBooks, Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sociolinguistics
  • ISBN: 9780940262119



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