The Tongues of Italy: Prehistory and History
Harvard University Press, 1958 - 465 pagine
Through the centuries, Italy has received many cultures from lands around the Mediterranean and beyond the Alps, which either superseded prevailing Italian cultures or were absorbed by them. But the result is always a mixture. The linguistic evolution of Italy parallels this development, and presented as part of the cultural history it beomes a colorful and exciting tale.--dust jacket.
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Adriatic Altheim ancient Apennines Apulia archaeological became Bronze Age called Campania century B.C. CHAPTER Charlemagne civilization Classical Latin colonies course cremation Dante Devoto dialects of Italy east emperor especially ethnic Etruria Etruscan Europe European evidence fact foreign Gaul Germanic Greek guage Hence idioms Illyrian important Indo Indo-European dialects Indo-European languages inhabitants inhumation inscriptions invaders invasion Iron Age Iron Age cultures Italian Italic Italici Keltic Krahe Kretschmer land Langobards later Latinian Latium least Ligurian linguistic linguistic history Mediterranean Messapic migration modern Moslems native neolithic Normans northern origin Oscan Ostrogoths palaeolithic Pallottino Patroni peninsula period political pope population prehistoric Proto-Indo-European provinces race racial Raetic Randall-MacIver region Roman Empire Romanic languages Rome scholars Sicily social southern Italy speak speakers of Indo-European speech spoken substratum term terramare Terramaricoli theory tion tribes Tuscan Umbrian Venetic Villanovan culture Visigoths Vulgar Latin Whatmough 1937 written