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Empires of the Nicholas Ostlers Empires of the Word is the first history of the worlds 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 planets diverse peoples and prepares us for a linguistic future full of surprises. Empires of the Word – by Nicholas