Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture

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Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture

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The Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture provides the fullest and most inclusive coverage yet compiled of the major Indo-European language stocks and their origins, and the conceptual range of the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language. The encyclopedia also offers entries on selected archaeological cultures having some relationship to the origin and dispersal of Indo-European groups, and on some of the major issues of Indo-European cultural studies. With over 700 entries, written by seventeen leading specialists, the Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture is an essential reference work for all scholars and students in this field. In addition, its detailed indexing and clear layout and organization will ensure that readers find it easy to use. Outstanding Academic Book

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Approximately half the world's population speaks an Indo-European language, which is only one of the 20 or so language families. There are more than 140 Indo-European languages, each reflecting, to a greater or lesser extent, their common culture and heritage. Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture attempts to take a snapshot of current scholarship in the field, covering the major language stocks, their origins, some selected cultures, and a few of the major issues in the field.

The editors, scholars on the faculties of Queens University, Belfast, and the University of Idaho, respectively, note that the arrangement of the work is conceptual; therefore, its use as an etymological dictionary is limited, though there is an extensive language index providing access to words in languages such as Old Irish, New English, Czech, or Ukrainian, to name but a few. Most of the entries are devoted to the reconstruction of specific proto-Indo-European (PIE) words. These entries generally consist of the PIE form as far as it can be reconstructed, a glossary, references to sources, linguistic data, a brief discussion, and a short list of additional readings. Abbreviations and technical terminology, used extensively, are defined at the front of the volume. The entries are arranged alphabetically, with a complete list available at the outset. Also available are a general index and a thematic listing of entries. The latter lists 26 subjects, such as animals, law, and mind.

The nonlexical entries vary in length, breadth, and scope. The contributors sign most, while some also provide a bibliography of further readings. The five-page entry Celtic Languages, for example, discusses their description and origins. The article includes some maps and a bibliography citing some of the standard works and dictionaries. Other nonlexical entries relate to archaeology and culture.

Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture is an impressive work of collaborative scholarship. As such, most academic libraries would be remiss not to have it. Reality suggests, however, that in such fiscally austere times, this work is so specialized that many libraries will choose not to purchase it.

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It is an impressive work of collaborative scholarship. As such, most academic libraries would be remiss not to have it.
Booklist/RBB

A monument of erudition. On the whole, it offers a mine of information of the highest scholarly quality, and it will long remain an indispensable tool for all Indo-Europeanists.
Journa of Indo-European Studies

Recommended for students and specialists interested in this topic as well as college and university libraries supporting historical or linguistic study.
Choice, May 1998

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James Mallory (Herausgeber), D. Q. Adams (Herausgeber)
Editorial: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers Auflage: Ill (Oktober 1997) (1997)
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Descripción Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers Auflage: Ill (Oktober 1997), 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: gut. Auflage: Ill (Oktober 1997). J.P. Mallory's "In Search of the Indo-Europeans" is the best one-volume survey of the origins and dispersal of the Indo-European languages. The "Encyclopedia" is more technical, but gives a highly detailed view of the interrelationships of the IE languages and what we can deduce concerning the speakers of the original ur-sprach. NBin view of the review above, and out of consideration to uniformed readers, one should point out that Indo-European linguistics is a well-established field throughout the world scholarly community. Approximately half the world's population speaks an Indo-European language, which is only one of the 20 or so language families. There are more than 140 Indo-European languages, each reflecting, to a greater or lesser extent, their common culture and heritage. Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture attempts to take a snapshot of current scholarship in the field, covering the major language stocks, their origins, some selected cultures, and a few of the major issues in the field. The editors, scholars on the faculties of Queens University, Belfast, and the University of Idaho, respectively, note that the arrangement of the work is conceptual; therefore, its use as an etymological dictionary is limited, though there is an extensive language index providing access to words in languages such as Old Irish, New English, Czech, or Ukrainian, to name but a few. Most of the entries are devoted to the reconstruction of specific proto-Indo-European (PIE) words. These entries generally consist of the PIE form as far as it can be reconstructed, a glossary, references to sources, linguistic data, a brief discussion, and a short list of additional readings. Abbreviations and technical terminology, used extensively, are defined at the front of the volume. The entries are arranged alphabetically, with a complete list available at the outset. Also available are a general index and a thematic listing of entries. The latter lists 26 subjects, such as animals, law, and mind. The nonlexical entries vary in length, breadth, and scope. The contributors sign most, while some also provide a bibliography of further readings. The five-page entry Celtic Languages, for example, discusses their description and origins. The article includes some maps and a bibliography citing some of the standard works and dictionaries. Other nonlexical entries relate to archaeology and culture. Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture is an impressive work of collaborative scholarship. As such, most academic libraries would be remiss not to have it. Reality suggests, however, that in such fiscally austere times, this work is so specialized that many libraries will choose not to purchase it. 'Substantive and easy to use, this reference source has been written both to inform and as a platform for further research, covering the major Indo-European languages and stocks, the reconstruction of a Proto-Indo-European language, related archaeological cultures, and the state of Indo-European studies today. It contains nearly 1,000 alphabetically ordered entries contributed by respected scholars Recommended for students and specialists interested in this topic as well as college and university libraries supporting historical or linguistic study.' CHOICE 'The book is a delight to read and use.' Indo-European Studies Bulletin The Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture provides the fullest and most inclusive coverage yet compiled of the major Indo-European language stocks and their origins, and the conceptual range of the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European language. The encyclopedia also offers entries on selected archaeological cultures having some relationship to the origin and dispersal of Indo-European groups, and on some of the major issues of Indo-European cultural studies. With over 700 entries, written by seventeen leading specialists, the Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture is an essential reference work for all scholars and students in this field. In addition, Nº de ref. de la librería BN19321

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