West Germanic – from the Formation in the 3rd to the Breakup in the 7th Century – Analysis and Reconstruction.
Expanded and improved 2nd edition 2022
Hardcover format 23.3 x 16.4 cm, 268 pages with 5 illustrations and maps, in German
With the first edition of this book, the Munich linguist Wolfram Euler has presented in 2013 the first complete account of the West Germanic language. It was – with regional variants and changes over time – the language of the Germanic peoples who lived north and east of the Roman Limes in the third to fifth centuries. It was thus also the language of the Angles and Saxons who settled previously Celtic-Roman Britain in the 5th century and thus first gave rise to England, and it was the language of Frankish Merovingians.
Wolfram Euler and Konrad Badenheuer
Language and Origin of the Germanic Peoples – Reconstruction of Early Germanic before the First Sound Shift (November 2021)
2nd edition 2021
Hardcover, size 16.4 x 23.2 cm, 372 pages, in German
Resellers receive a discount, review copies are free of charge.
Experts were astonished when the Munich linguist Wolfram Euler presented the first complete account of this oldest Germanic language of the Bronze and Iron Ages in 2009 with his book “Sprache und Herkunft der Germanen” (Language and Origin of the Germanic Peoples): “This work, which breaks new ground, is based on profound knowledge of the linguistic material and the scientific literature. It is of fundamental importance for the further study of Germanic,” said the prominent ancient Germanist Alfred Bammesberger in praise of this book.