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Imbaraturiyat al-Kalimat: Tarikh li-Lughat fi al-'Alam إمبراطوريات الكلمة: تاريخ للغات في العالم

By: Ostler, Nicholas


Language: Arabic

Hardcover with Dust Jacket

Translated to Arabic, 'Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World'. The story of the world in the last five thousand years is above all the story of its languages...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.

Arabic Edition of 'Empires of the Word' by Nicholas Ostler.

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Product Details
Language: Arabic
Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
Pages: 792 pp
Publisher: Dar al-Kitab al-Arabi, Beirut, 2011 Arabic Edition
Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 24.5 cm
ISBN-13: 9789953279145
Topic: Historical linguistics
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