History in English Words
|History in English Words by Owen Barfield|
|Title:||History in English Words|
|First Published:||1953 by Faber & Faber London|
Paperback by Lindisfarne Books (2002):
Owen Barfield's original and thought-provoking works over three-quarters of a century have made him a legendary cult figure. This popular book is his brief and brilliant history of the people who have spoken the Indo-European? languages. Barfield's history of words, illustrated throughout by current English words, is a map of our humanity: "In our language. alone, not to speak of its many companions, the past history of humanity is spread out in an imperishable map, just as the history of the mineral earth lies embedded in the layers of its outer crust..... Language has preserved for us the inner, living history of our soul. It reveals the evolution of consciousness."
description from the back-cover of the book