The FrisiansThe Frisians

THE FRISIANS . An Introduction . Frisian is a West Germanic language , spoken
in parts of the Netherlands and the Federal Republic of Germany . These areas
are remnants of a much larger territory , Frisia Magna , where Frisian was spoken

Author: John De Vries

Publisher: Center for Research on Ethnic Minorities, Etc., Carleton University

ISBN: UVA:X001092847


Page: 44

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The Frisian Language and Literature a Historical StudyThe Frisian Language and Literature a Historical Study

Only scattered traces bear witness to the relations of the Frisians to Rome during
the next few centuries. Frisian soldiers served in the Roman armies in England,
and in Italy where they were members of the Emperor's body guard.

Author: Waterman Thomas Hewett


ISBN: UCAL:$B618605


Page: 60

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The Frisians in Schleswig HolsteinThe Frisians in Schleswig Holstein

The North Frisians , on the other hand , are integrated entirely in German society
( to a certain extent also in the subsystem of the Danish minority ) . Politics ,
education , schools , media , church and almost every other field are entirely – or
for ...

Author: Thomas Steensen

Publisher: Verlag Nordfriisk Instituut

ISBN: UCAL:B4154113


Page: 32

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The First Book of the History of the Germans Barbaric PeriodThe First Book of the History of the Germans Barbaric Period

716 THE FRISIANS . ( Book I. and is followed by Childe . bert IV . son , Drogo ,
Duke of The Frisians , A.D. 694. prince soon followed his father to the grave , and
a younger brother , succerded by , named Childebert IV . , was placed upon the ...

Author: Thomas Greenwood


ISBN: WISC:89099675464


Page: 873

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Library of Universal Knowledge Being a Reprint Entire of the Last 1879 Edimburgh and London Edition of Chambers Enclycopedia A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge Foe the People Library of Universal Knowledge Being a Reprint Entire of the Last 1879 Edimburgh and London Edition of Chambers Enclycopedia A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge Foe the People

The Frisians ( Lat . Frisir ) , an ancient Teutonic race , dwelt in the Jorth - West of
Germany . The origin of the name is lost in antiquity , though traditions , collected
and written in " Thet oera Linda Bok , " in the 13th c . , say that the Frisians came ...



ISBN: IBSC:SC400019648


Page: 862

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The Whole World in a BookThe Whole World in a Book

Frisian and English Halbertsma's publications and manuscripts show a
continuing interest in the relationship between English and Frisian. And he was
not alone in that. He thought that Frisian was the origin of English, and he was
not alone in ...

Author: Sarah Ogilvie

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190913199


Page: 358

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Nineteenth-century readers had an appetite for books so big they seemed to contain the whole world: immense novels, series of novels, encyclopaedias. Especially in Eurasia and North America, especially among the middle and upper classes, people had the space, time, and energy for very long books. More than other multi-volume nineteenth-century collections, the dictionaries, or their descendants of the same name, remain with us in the twenty-first century. Online or on paper, people still consult Oxford for British English, Webster for American, Grimm for German, Littr� for French, Dahl for Russian. Even in spaces whose literary languages already had long philological and lexicographic traditions-Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Persian, Greek, Latin-the burgeoning imperialisms and nationalisms of the nineteenth century generated new dictionaries. The Whole World in a Book explores a period in which globalization, industrialization, and social mobility were changing language in unimaginable ways. Newly automated technologies and systems of communication expanded the international reach of dictionaries, while rising literacy rates, book consumption, and advertising led to their unprecedented popularization. Dictionaries in the nineteenth century became more than dictionaries: they were battlefields between prestige languages and lower-status dialects; national icons celebrating the language and literature of the nation-state; and sites of innovative authorship where middle and lower classes, volunteers, women, colonial subjects, the deaf, and missionaries joined the ranks of educated white men in defining how people communicated and understood the world around them. In this volume, eighteen of the world's leading scholars investigate these lexicographers asking how the world within which they lived supported their projects? What did language itself mean for them? What goals did they try to accomplish in their dictionaries?