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Latin: A Symbol's Empire

Latin: A Symbol's Empire (Hardback)

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This work explores the institutional contexts in which the language was adopted and transmitted as well as the privilege it came to confer on those that studied it. Waquet demonstrates how Latin became a symbol of status and ultimately shows that rather than disappearing this has given way to a nostalgic exoticism such that water companies and car-models now use Latin names.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsHistorical & comparative linguisticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: Verso Books Publication Date: 23/05/2001 ISBN-13: 9781859846155  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Francoise Waquet is a director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. Among her books are "Latin," and in French, "Les fetes royales sous la Restauration ou l'Ancien Regime retrouve" and "La Republique des Lettres" (with Hans Bots).

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