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Title: Origins of Old Germanic Studies in the Low Countries
Written By: C. Dekker
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Intellectual History

This volume deals with the study of Old Germanic languages in the Low
Countries, in the seventeenth century. The work of the philologist and
lawyer Jan van Vliet (1622-1666) has been taken as a starting point for a
discussion of the intellectual background and philological methodology of
seventeenth-century investigations into the earliest recorded forms of the
Germanic languages.

Van Vliet's activities provide an extraordinary example of the earliest
attempts to approach Old Germanic languages from a comparative point of
view. The cosmopolitan tradition of philological studies in the Dutch
Republic as well as Van Vliet’s great admiration of Francis Junius
(1590–1677), the founding-father of Germanic philology, formed the basis
for his ideas about vernacular languages. His work allows us a unique
insight in the pioneering seventeenth-century studies in Germanic philology.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Germanic

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004110313
ISBN-13: 9789004110311
Pages: xii
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