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Empires of the word

a language history of the world

by Nicholas Ostler

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and languages,
  • Historical linguistics

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 579-589) and index.

    StatementNicholas Ostler.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP107 .O88 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 615 p. :
    Number of Pages615
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3423723M
    ISBN 100066210860
    LC Control Number2005046010

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    Possible and informal empires. These governments, confederations and other entities have sometimes been informally referred to as "empires". Some did not fit the modern definition of empire (e.g. the Delian League), some were self-proclaimed by their first and often last ruler, others were short-lived attempts to turn an existing government into an empire, and there are . His book Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World documents the spread of language throughout recorded human history.

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Good. Excellent customer service. Prompt Customer Service.God has revealed, in the books of Daniel and Revelation, the world-ruling Gentile (non-Israelite) empires (kingdoms) that would exist from the time of Babylon's empire to the Second Coming of Jesus.

This covers a span of more than 2, years! Biblical prophecy predicts no less than fifteen empires and the most influential false religious system the devil would create.