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Ten Days That Shook the World
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Ostler, Nicholas - Empires of the Word - ( Item 137988 )

Published in London by Folio Society. 2010. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight bump to top corner of slipcase. Bound in cloth, blocked with hand-lettering by Stephen Raw. Set in Ehrhardt. Approx. 560 pages; frontispiece and 24 pages of colour and black & white plates. Size: 10" 6". Introduced by David Crystal. When asked in 1898 to name a defining factor in recent history, the German chancellor Bismarck replied, 'North America speaks English.' To linguist Nicholas Ostler, that anecdote reveals how 'far more than princes, states or economies, it is language-communities who are the real players in world history'. In this engrossing and original narrative, Ostler gives us five millennia of world history as seen through the 'empires of the word'.

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