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THE LINGUIST AND THE EMPEROR  Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone, Meyerson, Daniel
Author Name:    Meyerson, Daniel

Title:   THE LINGUIST AND THE EMPEROR Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:    Ballantine Books 2004

ISBN Number:   0345450671 / 9780345450678

Seller ID:   11736

Ex-library book, but still in great condition - brodart cover and usual ex-lib type markings such as front and spine sticker. Pages clean and tight, a little scuffing to cover, bumping to corners. Only light wear overall. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pages; The deciphering of the Rosetta stone was one of the great intellectual triumphs of all time, unlocking the secrets of thousands of years of Egypt’s ancient civilization. Yet in the past two centuries, the circumstances surrounding this bravura feat of translation have become shrouded in myth and mystery. Now in his spellbinding new book, Daniel Meyerson recounts the extraordinary true story of how the lives of two geniuses converged in a breakthrough that revolutionized our understanding of the past. The emperor Napoleon and the linguist Jean-Francois Champollion were both blessed with the temperament of artists and damned with ferocious impatience—and both of them were obsessed with Egypt. In fact, it was Napoleon’s dazzling, disastrous Egyptian campaign that caught the attention of the young Champollion and forever changed his life. From the instant Champollion learned of Napoleon’s discovery of a stone inscribed with three sets of characters—Greek, Coptic, and hieroglyphic—he could not rest. He vowed to be the first to crack the mystery of what became known as the Rosetta stone..... [417-noto]

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