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Empires of the World – A Language History of the World

Empires of the World – A Language History of the World

Inbunden bok The Folio Society. First Folio edition uppl. 2010. 643 sidor.

Nyskick. Skyddsomslag i nyskick. Empires of the World – A Language History of the World Nicholas Ostler Observera att denna bok är på engelska. Please note that this book is in English. The book as well as the slipcase are new and in perfect condition. This book is still in a plastic wrapper. Introduced by David Crystal. Illustrated by Matthew Richardson. Colour plates including frontispiece, plus maps and figures in text. Black cloth with gilt titles to spine and gilt text design to upper board. Housed in gold paper-covered slipcase. First Folio edition Published by The Folio Society in 2010. Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities together and makes possible both the living of a common history and the telling of it. From the uncanny resilience of Chinese through twenty centuries of invasions to the engaging self-regard of Greek and to the struggles that gave birth to the languages of modern Europe, these epic achievements and more are brilliantly explored, as are the fascinating failures of once "universal" languages. A splendid, authoritative, and remarkable work, it demonstrates how the language history of the world eloquently reveals the real character of our planet's diverse peoples and prepares us for a linguistic future full of surprises. Format: 26x19x5,5 cm. 643 pages.

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