• Music
    • CDs
    • Vinyl
  • Gift Cards
  • Movies
    • DVD
    • Blu-Ray
    • 3D Blu-Ray
    • 4K Ultra HD
  • Video Games
    • PS4
    • Playstation 3
    • Xbox One
    • XBox 360
    • Nintendo Switch
    • Nintendo 3DS
    • Wii U
    • Wii
    • Sony PSV
    • Nintendo DS
    • Retro/Classic
  • Books
    • Children's
    • Fiction
    • Graphic Novels
    • Nonfiction
    • Young Adult
    • Coloring Books
    • Audio Books
  • Gifts
  • Gaming
    • Gaming Cards
    • Board Games & Books
  • Specials
    • New This Week
    • Sony Legacy Sale. Hits for $9.97 or Less!
    • Upcoming Video Games
    • Vinyl - latest updates
    • Upcoming Vinyl
    • Collectable Vinyl
    • Blu-ray Preview
    • Upcoming Book Releases
    • Old Record Store Day
  • About
    • About us
    • Bull Moose Points
    • Consignment
    • Video Game Console Return Policy
    • Contact us
    • Contests
    • This Week @ Bull Moose
    • FAQs
    • Gift Cards
    • Employment
    • Locations/Hours
    • My Account
    • Newsletter Signup
    • Privacy Policy
  • Menu
    • Music
      • CDs
      • Vinyl
    • Gift Cards
    • Movies
      • DVD
      • Blu-Ray
      • 3D Blu-Ray
      • 4K Ultra HD
    • Video Games
      • PS4
      • Playstation 3
      • Xbox One
      • XBox 360
      • Nintendo Switch
      • Nintendo 3DS
      • Wii U
      • Wii
      • Sony PSV
      • Nintendo DS
      • Retro/Classic
    • Books
      • Children's
      • Fiction
      • Graphic Novels
      • Nonfiction
      • Young Adult
      • Coloring Books
      • Audio Books
    • Gifts
    • Gaming
      • Gaming Cards
      • Board Games & Books
    • Specials
      • New This Week
      • Sony Legacy Sale. Hits for $9.97 or Less!
      • Upcoming Video Games
      • Vinyl - latest updates
      • Upcoming Vinyl
      • Collectable Vinyl
      • Blu-ray Preview
      • Upcoming Book Releases
      • Old Record Store Day
  • About
    • About us
    • Bull Moose Points
    • Consignment
    • Video Game Console Return Policy
    • Contact us
    • Contests
    • This Week @ Bull Moose
    • FAQs
    • Gift Cards
    • Employment
    • Locations/Hours
    • My Account
    • Newsletter Signup
    • Privacy Policy
  • Menu
    • Music
      • CDs
      • Vinyl
    • Gift Cards
    • Movies
      • DVD
      • Blu-Ray
      • 3D Blu-Ray
      • 4K Ultra HD
    • Video Games
      • PS4
      • Playstation 3
      • Xbox One
      • XBox 360
      • Nintendo Switch
      • Nintendo 3DS
      • Wii U
      • Wii
      • Sony PSV
      • Nintendo DS
      • Retro/Classic
    • Books
      • Children's
      • Fiction
      • Graphic Novels
      • Nonfiction
      • Young Adult
      • Coloring Books
      • Audio Books
    • Gifts
    • Gaming
      • Gaming Cards
      • Board Games & Books
    • Specials
      • New This Week
      • Sony Legacy Sale. Hits for $9.97 or Less!
      • Upcoming Video Games
      • Vinyl - latest updates
      • Upcoming Vinyl
      • Collectable Vinyl
      • Blu-ray Preview
      • Upcoming Book Releases
      • Old Record Store Day
    • About
      • About us
      • Bull Moose Points
      • Consignment
      • Video Game Console Return Policy
      • Contact us
      • Contests
      • This Week @ Bull Moose
      • FAQs
      • Gift Cards
      • Employment
      • Locations/Hours
      • My Account
      • Newsletter Signup
      • Privacy Policy
Specials
New This Week
Sony Legacy Sale. Hits for $9.97 or Less!
Upcoming Video Games
Vinyl - latest updates
Upcoming Vinyl
Collectable Vinyl
Blu-ray Preview
Upcoming Book Releases
Old Record Store Day
Books  >>  History

Nicholas Ostler

Empires of the Word

Nicholas Ostler Empires Of The Word A Language History Of The World
$12.59 New
$6.97 Pre-owned
Out of stock but available. Should ship within 1 week.

Add To Basket
Low stock - should ship today

Add To Basket




Main description:

Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's 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 planet's diverse peoples and prepares us for a linguistic future full of surprises.

Review quote:

“[A] monumental new book... Ostler furnishes many fresh insights, useful historical anecdotes and charming linguistic oddities.”

Review quote:

“[A] wide-ranging history of the world’s languages... [Ostler] brilliantly raises questions and supplies answers or theories.”

Review quote:

“A story of dramatic reversals and puzzling paradoxes. A rich... text with many piercing observations and startling comparisons.”

Review quote:

“A work of immense erudition.”

Review quote:

“Covers more rambunctious territory than any other single volume I’m aware of...A wonderful ear for the project’s poetry.”

Review quote:

“Delicious! Ostler’s book shows how certain lucky languages joined humankind in its spread across the world.”

Review quote:

“Enlightening . . . Always challenging, always instructive--at times, even startling or revolutionary.”

Review quote:

“Revolutionary... Executed with a giddying depth of scholarship, yet the detail is never too thick to swamp the general reader.”

Review quote:

“True scholarship. A marvelous book, learned and instructive.”

Review quote:

“What an extraordinary odyssey the author of this superb work embarked upon.”


Connect With Us

SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment