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Dictionary of Indo-European concepts and society

Author: Émile Benveniste; Elizabeth Palmer
Publisher: Chicago : Hau Books. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Présentation de l'éditeur : "Since its publication in 1969, Émile Benveniste's Vocabulaire--here in a new translation as the Dictionary of Indo-European Concepts and Society--has been the classic reference for tracing the institutional and conceptual genealogy of the sociocultural worlds of gifts, contracts, sacrifice, hospitality, authority, freedom, ancient economy, and kinship. A comprehensive and comparative  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Dictionary of Indo-European concepts and society / Émile Benveniste.
Chicago, Ill. : HAU Books, 2018
978-1-91280802-1
(ABES)241453143
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Émile Benveniste; Elizabeth Palmer
ISBN: 9780986132599 0986132594
OCLC Number: 1044724698
Description: 1 v. (XXVIII-562 p.) : tabl. généal. ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Émile Benveniste ; foreword by Giorgio Agamben ; translated by Elizabeth Palmer.

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Présentation de l'éditeur : "Since its publication in 1969, Émile Benveniste's Vocabulaire--here in a new translation as the Dictionary of Indo-European Concepts and Society--has been the classic reference for tracing the institutional and conceptual genealogy of the sociocultural worlds of gifts, contracts, sacrifice, hospitality, authority, freedom, ancient economy, and kinship. A comprehensive and comparative history of words with analyses of their underlying neglected genealogies and structures of signification--and this via a masterful journey through Germanic, Romance, Indo-Iranian, Latin, and Greek languages--Benveniste's dictionary is a must-read for anthropologists, linguists, literary theorists, classicists, and philosophers alike. This book has famously inspired a wealth of thinkers, including Roland Barthes, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Pierre Bourdieu, Jacques Derrida, Umberto Eco, Giorgio Agamben, François Jullien, and many others. In this new volume, Benveniste's masterpiece on the study of language and society finds new life for a new generation of scholars. As political fictions continue to separate and reify differences between European, Middle Eastern, and South Asian societies, Benveniste reminds us just how historically deep their interconnections are and that understanding the way our institutions are evoked through the words that describe them is more necessary than ever."

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