Prix Volney

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The Prix Volney (English: Volney Prize) is awarded by the Institute of France after proposition by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres to a work of comparative philology.

The prize was founded by Constantin Volney in 1803 and was originally a gold medal worth 1,200 francs.[1]

Recipients include[edit]


  1. ^ Joan Leopold (Ed.) 1999. The Prix Volney: Its History and Significance for the Development of Linguistic Research. Vol.1a p.83. Kluwer Academic Publishers.