The Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) perception of languages of the Turkic peoples

The learning of foreign languages and their use in the Byzantine world was unsystematic and purely utilitarian. Although the idea of learning foreign languages as an intellectual practice was alien to Byzantine education, the Byzantines, of course, were aware of the fact that the surrounding people spoke their own languages and that the Turks among them were no exception. Continue reading “The Eastern Roman (‘Byzantine’) perception of languages of the Turkic peoples”

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