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Author: Nicholas Marr

Nicholas Yakovlevich Marr (6 January 1865 [O.S. 25 December 1864] – 20 December 1934) was a Georgia-born historian and linguist who gained a reputation as a scholar of the Caucasus during the 1910s before embarking on his controversial "Japhetic theory" on the origin of language (from 1924) and related speculative linguistic hypotheses.

Marr's hypotheses was used as a rationale in the campaign during the 1920-30s in the Soviet Union of introduction of Latin alphabets for smaller ethnicities of the country. In 1950, the "Japhetic theory" fell from official favour, with Joseph Stalin denouncing it as anti-Marxist.
Author(s) Nicholas Marr
Language(s) Armenian
Publisher(s) Aredit
Year 2011
Pages 272
Binding hardcover
Printing Black & White
Size 15 x 21 cm
ISBN 9789939905358

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