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1st Edition

Creator of Esperanto

ISBN 9781138569966
Published October 31, 2019 by Routledge
234 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1960, this book details the life of Ludovic Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto. Boulton’s work portrays Zamenhof as a figurehead for peace, his life and work remaining morally, intellectually, and psychologically interesting over time. The book uncovers Zamenhof’s early years, where he, at the age of fifteen, conceived the idea of creating a new language, spurred by the notion of bringing humanity together and achieving peace through the invention of a single language for mankind. This book will be of interest to both historians and linguists alike, as Boulton’s book gives a revealing view of Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a time when Esperanto spread worldwide.


Table of Contents


1. Reason and Love  

2. A Schoolboy Creates a Language 

3. Father and Son 

4. Doctor Zamenhof 

5. Helpmate  

6. Son and  Father 

7. Censorship 

8. The Continuing Struggle  

9. Division in France 

10. Triumph 

11. ‘Fundamento’  

12. A Religion for Humanity  

13. Geneva 

14. Zamenhof in England 

15. A Man and His Betrayers 

16. Consolidation  

17. Barcelona and Washington 

18. Antwerp and Krakow  

19. Translator  

20. Father Among His Children 

21. Heartbreak  

22. Immortality  

23. Black Swastika and Green Star 


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