Linguarum duodecim characteribus differentium alphabetum, introductio, ac legendi modus longe facilimus. : Linguarum nomina sequens proxime pagella offeret. / Guilielmi Postelli Barentonij diligentia. ...

Creator:
Lescuyer, Denys, bookseller
Postel, Guillaume, 1510-1581
Vidoue, Pierre, d. 1543, printer
Published/Created:
Prostant Parisiis
Apud Dionysium Lescuier ...
[1538]
Physical Description:
1 vol.
b&w illustrations
23 cm.
Notes:
Imperfect: leaf H2 (signed ’G’) misbound after H3.
Originally intended to form part of a projected treatise De affinitate linguarum et Hebraicae excellentia.
Abstract:
Most widely known today for his studies of Near Eastern languages Guillaume Postel was a pioneer in the study of Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, and Aramaic in Western Europe. He was better known in his own time as a prophet, millennialist, and Utopiast. His writings deal largely with his effort to promote world peace, but he was condemned as a heretic for his belief that he was divinely inspired; he claimed, in fact, that he was the reincarnation of the Virgin of Venice. As a scholar he was instrumental in promoting the teaching of Arabic and Syriac, and participated in editing and publishing a number of early Christian works. His theories of language origin (he thought all languages were derived from Hebrew) are no longer considered valid, but his work in comparative linguistics earned him the reputation as the founder of that discipline.
Variant Titles:
Lingvarvm duodecim characteribvs differentivm alphabetvm introdvctio
Lord’s prayer. Polyglot
Topics:
Alphabets --Early works to 1800
Aramaic language --Early works to 1800
Armenian language --Early works to 1800
Grammar, Comparative and general --Early works to 1800
Language and languages --Grammars --Early works to 1800
Samaritan Aramaic language --Early works to 1800
Syriac language --Early works to 1800
Topics:
Lord’s prayer. Polyglot
Language:
Arabic
Armenian
Greek, Modern (1453-)
Hebrew
Latin
Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE); Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
Syriac
Genre:
Annotations
Decorated initials
Grammars
Illustrations
Languages (Study discipline)
Marginalia
Woodcuts
Format:
Mixed Material
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Public
Call Number:
2007 957
Orbis Record:
8021309
Yale Collection:
Beinecke Library
Digital Collection:
General Collection, BRBL, Yale University
oid pointer:
1327445
Extent of digitization:
Complete work digitized.
OID:
2077265
PID:
digcoll:3629058

Number of Pages: 43
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