Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941): Slavist, linguist, philanthropist
Foyalty 147

Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941): Slavist, linguist, philanthropist (Hardback)

£48.57
To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock

Synopsis

Nicolaas van Wijk (1880-1941) was the founder of Slavic studies in the Netherlands and one of the greatest Slavists in general. This book describes for the first time how a scholar of the Dutch language, whose etymological dictionary of the Dutch language is still considered the best of its kind, was appointed in 1913 to the newly created Chair in Slavic languages at Leiden University and built up a tremendous reputation for himself in Eastern Europe. Van Wijk's relations with his famous teacher, the linguist C.C. Uhlenbeck, are followed attentively, as is his postgraduate apprenticeship in Leipzig (1902-1903), where he followed August Leskien's lectures in Slavic studies. Attention is also paid to the various aspects of Van Wijk's enormous oeuvre covering the whole field of Slavic studies and of phonology, of which he was one of the pioneers. Van Wijk did not, however, follow the lines approved for the social conduct of a Leiden professor and was at one time suspected by the police of communist activities. His commitment to materially helping all he could from an Eastern Europe torn apart by the First World War and its aftermath was exceptional. His fascination with all things Russian is a background theme that played throughout his life and even at his death: son of a Dutch Reformed minister, the bachelor Van Wijk was buried in a grave surmounted by a Russian Orthodox cross beside his Russian foster son, who died young.

This book is of interest to Slavists, linguists and cultural historians.

BiographyBiography: generalLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studies Publisher: Brill Publication Date: 01/01/2006 ISBN-13: 9789042020238  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Jan Paul Hinrichs (The Hague, 1956) studied Slavic languages and literature in Leiden and in Sofia. He is currently the Slavic librarian in the Leiden University Library. His book publications include Russian Poetry and Literary Life in Harbin and Shanghai, 1930-1950. The Memoirs of Valerij Perelesin (Rodopi, 1987), Verbannte Muse. Zehn Essays uber russische Lyriker der Emigration ( Sagner, 1992) and In Search of Another St Petersburg: Venice in Russian Poetry (1823-1997) (Sagner, 1997).

More books by Jan Paul Hinrichs

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

A Soldier's Story: Revolutionary...
(Paperback)
Kuwasi Balagoon; Matt Meyer; Karl...
 
 
£16.99
 
Black Politics after the Civil Rights...
(Paperback)
Dianne Pinderhughes
 
 
£31.99
 
Black Politics after the Civil Rights...
(Hardback)
Dianne Pinderhughes
 
 
£100.00
 
Preventing Mass Atrocities: Policies...
(Hardback)
Barbara Harff; Ted Robert Gurr
 
 
£110.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close