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Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World

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An unusual and authoritative 'natural history of languages' that narrates the ways in which one language has superseded or outlasted another at different times in history.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

Trade paperback

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

ISBN-13: 9780007118717

Trade paperback

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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