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Precis du systeme hieroglyphique des anciens Egyptiens Ou recherches sur les elemens premiers de cette ecriture Sacree, sur leurs diverses vombinaisons, et sur les rapports de ce systeme avec les autr by Jean-Francois Champollion
  

Precis du systeme hieroglyphique des anciens Egyptiens Ou recherches sur les elemens premiers de cette ecriture Sacree, sur leurs diverses vombinaisons, et sur les rapports de ce systeme avec les autr

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Egyptology Series

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Precis du systeme hieroglyphique des anciens Egyptiens Ou recherches sur les elemens premiers de cette ecriture Sacree, sur leurs diverses vombinaisons, et sur les rapports de ce systeme avec les autr by Jean-Francois Champollion

The name of Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) will always be associated with the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Champollion himself was a child prodigy who had taught himself numerous ancient languages in his teenage years, despite not having received any formal education. In this 1824 work, he expands on the discoveries he had previously outlined in 1822, giving a long and systematic account of his research, which was based on the insight of Thomas Young that clusters of hieroglyphs on the tri-lingual Rosetta Stone could be matched to known Greek and Latin names. He gave phonetic values to the signs, and then linked them to the Coptic language (familiar from its use in the liturgy of the Coptic Christian Church in Egypt), which he recognised as being descended from ancient Egyptian. The work was originally published in two volumes (the second being of illustrations), which are here bound as one.

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Publication date

6th January 2012

Author

Jean-Francois Champollion

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Format

Paperback
556 pages

Categories

Egyptian archaeology / Egyptology

ISBN

9781108043908

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