Latin

Latin

A Symbol's Empire

by Francois Waquet

Hardback Publication Date: 09/03/2001

  $48.25
This work explores the institutional contexts in which the language was adopted and transmitted as well as the privilege it came to confer on those that studied it. Waquet demonstrates how Latin became a symbol of status and ultimately shows that rather than disappearing this has given way to a nostalgic exoticism such that water companies and car-models now use Latin names.
ISBN:
9781859846155
9781859846155
Category:
Historical & comparative linguistics
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
09-03-2001
Language:
English
Publisher:
Verso Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x32mm
Weight:
0.7kg

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