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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World

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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World - Ostler, Nicholas
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An unusual and authoritative 'natural history of languages' that narrates the ways in which one language has superseded or outlasted another at different times in history. The story of the world in the last five thousand years is above all the story of its languages. Some shared language is what binds any community together, and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it. Yet the history of the world's great languages has rarely been examined. `Empires of the Word' is the ...

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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World 2006, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060935726

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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World 2006, HarperPerennial, London

ISBN-13: 9780007118717

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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World 2005, Harper, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780066210865

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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World 2005, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780007118700

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