Language and History in the Early Germanic World

Language and History in the Early Germanic World

eBook - 1998
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Cambridge Univ Pr
This book offers a distinctive and accessible approach to the earliest encounters of the barbarian societies of Northern Europe with classical antiquity and with early Christianity. It brings together linguistic evidence from across Europe and dating from before Caesar to about 900 AD, to shed light on important aspects of Germanic culture. It shows how historical phonology and semantics, often avoided by nonspecialists, can provide important clues for historians and archaeologists of the period. Likewise, it demonstrates that philologists and linguists ignore historical evidence at their peril.
This book presents linguistic evidence for many aspects of pre-Christian and early medieval European culture.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780511007767
0511007760
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 438 pages) : illustrations, 1 map

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