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 ...

History in English Words 2002, Lindisfarne Books, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780940262119

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History in English Words 1962, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571062836

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