PSTRUSIŃSKA, J.: Old Celtic cultures from the Hindukush perspective

PSTRUSIŃSKA, J.: Old Celtic cultures from the Hindukush perspective Besprechungen und Anzeigen JADWIGA PSTRUSINSKA, Old Celtic Cultures from the Hindukush Perspec´ tive. Kraków: "Universitas" Publishers, 1999. 194 p. The author of the book studied Iranian languages at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Kraków) and spent several years in Asia, mainly in Afghanistan (1973­76), specializing in sociolinguistics and the cultures of the Hindukush region. Later on she spent four years (1985­89) at Oxford where she continued her research. Now Ms Jadwiga Pstrusinska works at ´ the Iranian Department of her native Jagiellonian University (as does the author of the present review). The aim of the book, as the author states in the foreword, is to give evidence to the premise "that in the formation of Old Celtic cultures . . . a crucial role was played by so-called Iranian (in the broadest meaning of this word) people . . . the relatives and descendants of whom abide at present mainly in the Hindukush region and related areas, including Pamir and Nuristan" (p. 11, cf. also p. 24, passim). This book does not appear to have undergone any preliminary review. The book consists of four chapters. The title of the first ("Why the CeltoAsiatic Seminar? Celtic versus Indo-Iranian", pages http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie (ZcP) de Gruyter

PSTRUSIŃSKA, J.: Old Celtic cultures from the Hindukush perspective

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Publisher
de Gruyter
Copyright
© Max Niemeyer Verlag GmbH, Tübingen 2003
Subject
BESPRECHUNGEN UND ANZEIGEN
ISSN
0084-5302
DOI
10.1515/ZCPH.2003.341
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Besprechungen und Anzeigen JADWIGA PSTRUSINSKA, Old Celtic Cultures from the Hindukush Perspec´ tive. Kraków: "Universitas" Publishers, 1999. 194 p. The author of the book studied Iranian languages at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Kraków) and spent several years in Asia, mainly in Afghanistan (1973­76), specializing in sociolinguistics and the cultures of the Hindukush region. Later on she spent four years (1985­89) at Oxford where she continued her research. Now Ms Jadwiga Pstrusinska works at ´ the Iranian Department of her native Jagiellonian University (as does the author of the present review). The aim of the book, as the author states in the foreword, is to give evidence to the premise "that in the formation of Old Celtic cultures . . . a crucial role was played by so-called Iranian (in the broadest meaning of this word) people . . . the relatives and descendants of whom abide at present mainly in the Hindukush region and related areas, including Pamir and Nuristan" (p. 11, cf. also p. 24, passim). This book does not appear to have undergone any preliminary review. The book consists of four chapters. The title of the first ("Why the CeltoAsiatic Seminar? Celtic versus Indo-Iranian", pages

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Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie (ZcP)de Gruyter

Published: Apr 30, 2003

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