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History and the Testimony of Language.

Ehret, Christopher

Verlag: California University Press, Berkeley, 2011
ISBN 10: 0520262050 / ISBN 13: 9780520262058
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Titel: History and the Testimony of Language.

Verlag: California University Press, Berkeley

Erscheinungsdatum: 2011

Einband: Soft cover

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xii 274p large paperback with decorative cover, burgundy lettering to spine, contains interesting tables of livestock terminology, an excellent copy, like new, this title was published in the series California World History Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PAB 169268

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Inhaltsangabe: This book is about history and the practical power of language to reveal historical change. Christopher Ehret offers a methodological guide to applying language evidence in historical studies. He demonstrates how these methods allow us not only to recover the histories of time periods and places poorly served by written documentation, but also to enrich our understanding of well-documented regions and eras. A leading historian as well as historical linguist of Africa, Ehret provides in-depth examples from the language phyla of Africa, arguing that his comprehensive treatment can be applied by linguistically trained historians and historical linguists working with any language and in any area of the world.

Rezension: "[A] valuable book which deserves to assume its rightful position as required reading for students and scholars of American history." -- Neil Kodesh Journal Of African History 20111007

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