Cracking the Egyptian Code (häftad)
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Thames & Hudson Ltd
black and white 16 Illustrations 50 Illustrations color
50 Illustrations, black and white; 16 Illustrations, color
198 x 129 x 23 mm
300 g

Cracking the Egyptian Code

The Revolutionary Life of Jean-Franois Champollion

Häftad,  Engelska, 2022-07-14
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An updated edition of this acclaimed book, now with a new preface and published to tie in with the bicentenary of Champollions breakthrough in 1822. Cracking the Egyptian Code is the first biography in English of Jean-Franois Champollion, the impoverished, arrogant and brilliant child of the French Revolution who made the vital breakthrough in deciphering the Egyptian hieroglyphs. This account charts Champollions dramatic life and achievements: by turns a teenage professor, a supporter of Napoleon, an exile, a fanatical decipherer and a curator at the Louvre, he lived life to the full but drove himself into an early grave. Andrew Robinsons full-blooded account brings the man, his setbacks and his ultimate triumphs vividly to life.
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'[Champollions story] is brought out by Robinson with verve, elegance and perception' - The Financial Times 'An entertaining, highly readable and authoritative biography of the greatest decipherer of all time' - Michael D. Coe 'A convincing and warm-hearted portrait of Champollion an important book' - The Independent 'Utterly compelling' - Current Archaeology 'Evocative and compelling a story of discovery, ego, resentment and a cultural struggle for survival an illuminating addition to any historians library' - History Today 'A life more revolutionary than previously appreciated a great story' - Timeless Travels 'Robinson tells the story of Young and Champollions rivalry with a flair for the dramatic [he] elucidates the complex subject of hieroglyphics with verve and scholarly enthusiasm' - Fortean Times 'Thoroughly researched' - Ancient Egypt Magazine

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Andrew Robinson is the author of twenty-five books in the arts and sciences, including India: A Short History, The Man Who Deciphered Linear B and The Story of Writing, all published by Thames & Hudson.


Prologue: Egyptomania 1. Hieroglyphic Delirium before Champollion 2. A Revolutionary Childhood 3. Reluctant Schoolboy 4. Egypt Encountered 5. Paris and the Rosetta Stone 6. Teenage Professor 7. The Race Begins 8. Napoleon and Champollion 9. Exile and Revolt 10. Breakthrough 11. An Egyptian Renaissance 12. Curator at the Louvre 13. To Egypt, At Last 14. In Search of Ramesses 15. First Professor of Egyptology 16. The Hieroglyphs after Champollion