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The Etruscans Begin To Speak

Author: Zacharie Mayani
Price: $15.00
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Publisher Location: London
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: very good
Edition: First English language edition
Pub Date: 1962
Light shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, a bit more to the jacket which is price-clipped with a bit of the pricing visible; some copyright page information blacked out. First printing. 'Zacharie Mayani was educated at Paris University, where he received his doctorate. He was also a student in the École du Louvre. His book Les Etrusques commencent a parler (The Etruscans Begin to Speak) put forth a thesis with exuberant reconstructions that the Etruscan language of antiquity had links to the modern Albanian language. This connection is dismissed by most scholars as "wildly speculative". Comparative linguistics have long demonstrated that Albanian is a unique branch of the Indo-European languages, whereas the classification of Etruscan remains uncertain.'--From Wikipedia. Books and other items ship promptly with a tracking number and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!