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Language and Communities in Early Modern Europe

By: Peter Burke

Price: $82.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012798

ISBN: 0521828961

Condition: New


In this magisterial new study, Peter Burke explores the social and cultural history of the languages spoken or written in Europe between the invention of printing and the French Revolution, arguing that, from a linguistic point of view, 1450 to 1789 should be regarded as a distinct period. One major theme of the book is the relation between languages and communities (regions, churches, occupations and genders as well as nations) and the place of language as a way of identifying others as well as a symbol of one’s own identity. A second, linked theme is that of competition: between Latin and ... View more info

Language and Communities in Early Modern Europe

By: Peter Burke

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012799

ISBN: 0521535867

Condition: New


In this magisterial new study, Peter Burke explores the social and cultural history of the languages spoken or written in Europe between the invention of printing and the French Revolution, arguing that, from a linguistic point of view, 1450 to 1789 should be regarded as a distinct period. One major theme of the book is the relation between languages and communities (regions, churches, occupations and genders as well as nations) and the place of language as a way of identifying others as well as a symbol of one’s own identity. A second, linked theme is that of competition: between Latin and ... View more info