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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World

Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World

by Nicholas Ostler

Editorial: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780060935726
Número de páginas: 640
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 16 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-08-07
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The story of the world in the last five thousand years is above all the story of its languages. Yet the history of the world's great languages has been very little told. Empires of the Word, by the wide-ranging linguist Nicholas Ostler, is the first to bring together the tales in all their glorious variety: the amazing innovations in education, culture, and diplomacy devised by speakers of Sumerian and its successors in the Middle East, right up to the Arabic of the present day; the uncanny resilience of Chinese through twenty centuries of invasions; the charmed progress of Sanskrit from north India to Java and Japan; the engaging self-regard of Greek; the struggles that gave birth to the languages of modern Europe; and the global spread of English.