By Owen Barfield
For greater than three-quarters of a century, Owen Barfield produced unique and thought-provoking works that made him a mythical cult determine. heritage in English phrases is his vintage expedition into historical past during the English language. This renowned booklet offers a short, amazing historical past of some of the peoples who've spoken the Indo-European tongues. it's illustrated all through by way of present English phrases whose derivation from different languages, and whose background in use and adjustments of which means, list and free up the bigger historical past. "In our language on my own, to not converse of its many partners, the earlier background of humanity is opened up in an imperishable map, simply because the background of the mineral earth lies embedded within the layers of its outer crust.... Language has preserved for us the internal, residing background of our soul. It finds the evolution of attention" -Owen Barfield
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