History in English Words (Google eBook)
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.
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Review: History in English WordsUser Review - Ben Mcfarland - Goodreads
I wish I had read this book earlier. Throughout all my reading of Owen Barfield, I wanted to know more about the philology that shaped his thoughts. I got a taste of that in Poetic Diction, but that ... Read full review
Review: History in English WordsUser Review - Leila Bowers - Goodreads
Interesting - didn't finish all of it, but the most accessible of Barfield's work that I have encountered. Read full review