Language and History in the Early Germanic World

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 28, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 444 pages
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This book brings together linguistic evidence ranging in date from before Caesar to about 900 AD, and in geographical scope from Ireland to the Crimea and Visigothic Spain to the Eastern Baltic, to shed light on important aspects of Germanic culture and to show how the Germanic tribes of Northern Europe were affected by contact with the world of classical antiquity and early Christianity.‘For the cultural historian, [this book] will be an essential companion and guide for many years to come.’ David N. Dumville, University of Cambridge‘The book can be recommended to graduate students in Germanic historical linguistics and anyone interested in Germanic etymology. [It] should also prove useful to historians and archaeologists.’ Diachronica‘At last, we have an accessible and up-to-date book showing what can be done with language history.’ John Hines, School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University
 

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In this book DH Green uses the changes in and development of Germanic languages to provide evidence of Germanic cultural and societal changes, and to discuss how interactions between different ... Read full review

Contents

Religion
13
Law
30
Kinship
49
Warfare
67
People and army
84
Lordship
102
Kingship
121
CONTACT WITH THE NONGERMANIC WORLD
141
The vocabulary of writing
254
CONTACT WITH THE CHRISTIANITY
271
Introduction to Part III
273
Problems of Christianisation
275
The influence of provincial Roman Christianity
291
The influence of Gothic
308
The influence of the Merovingian Franks
325
The influence of the AngloSaxons
341

Introduction to Part II
143
Contact with the Celts
145
The migration of the Goths
164
Germanic loanwords in Latin
182
Latin loanwords in Germanic
201
Trade and warfare with the Romans
219
Names of days of the week
236
Contrasts in Christian vocabulary
357
The vocabulary of ethics and fate
374
Guide to further reading in English
392
Bibliography
398
Index of words
425
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Page 419 - Die Urheimat der Goten und ihre Wanderungen ins Weichselland und nach Südrußland.
Page xii - MGH AA = Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores Antiquissimi MGH SS = Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores (in folio) NA = Neues Archiv der Gesellschaft für Ältere Deutsche Geschichtskunde PG = Patrologia Graeca, ed.

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