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英语的历史

约在公元前700年左右,居住在欧洲西部的凯尔特人开始越过海峡,迁徙到海峡对岸的不列颠岛上。这些迁徙到岛上的凯尔特部族中,有一支名叫布立吞人Britons的民族成为了岛上的主体民族,因此罗马人称该岛为布里塔尼亚Britannia【布立吞人之地】,英语中的不列颠Britain即由此而来。以布立吞人为首的凯尔特人开始在岛上繁衍生息,直到凯撒和他之后的罗马帝王们开始染指这片遥远的疆域。公元43年,罗马帝国征服了不列颠,并将其变成帝国西北边陲的一个行省。罗马人在征服不列颠后,也将先进的文明传入不列颠岛上,他们在岛上修筑营寨和城市,并修建各种道路交通网以连接各地的城市,从而巩固罗马帝国在不列颠地区的势力。 …

It’s worth a go

RUBEN BARRALES (pictured) is notably chipper for a man facing such a tough task. His organisation, GROW Elect, aims to improve the disastrous …

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Following the Iron Lady

<b>How The Economist covered her political career</b><p>In covers: Margaret Thatcher<p>“She has courage, a quality in short supply in politics everywhere and …

In the beginning was the ideogram

LU GENGSHENG remembers growing up in rural Anhui province in the 1980s, where his father was pastor of a house church, an illegal congregation that …

Revenge of the migrants' employer?

<b>The kingdom's preference for workers from one side of India or the other would seem to have little to do with the workers themselves</b><p>PEOPLE have been …

You’ll never work at home

BIG companies swallow little ones every day. So the purchase on March 25th by Yahoo (annual revenue, $5 billion) of Summly, a British start-up …

On March 25th Yahoo purchased Summly, a British start-up for a reported $30m. This purchase would normally merit merely a shrug of the shoulders and some muttering about the curious economics of the internet. The deal is worth noting though. Summly’s founder, Nick d’Aloisio, is only 17 http://econ.st/XHh1LV

Voices in the wilderness

FOR THE country that invented paper it is no small irony that China's most innovative writing happens off the page. A number of authors, stifled by …