William Bathe, S.J., 1564–1614
A pioneer in linguistics. (English translation from the Irish edition, Dublin, 1981)
William Bathe, S.J. (1564-1614) was a pioneer in linguistics. The present book deals with Bathe's family background, his life and service as a courtier, diplomat and, finally, Jesuit educator, and, in particular, his contribution to the study of language and his most important publication, <i>Ianua Linguarum</i> (1611).