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Author Robinson, Andrew, 1957- author
Title Cracking the Egyptian code : the revolutionary life of Jean-François Champollion / Andrew Robinson
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]
book jacket
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PJ1064.C6 R658 2012    AVAILABLE    30530000997676
Descript 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Prologue: Egyptomania -- Hieroglyphic 'delirium' before Champollion -- A revolutionary childhood -- Reluctant schoolboy -- Egypt encountered -- Paris and the Rosetta stone -- Teenage professor -- The race begins -- Napoleon and Champollion -- Exile and revolt -- Breakthrough -- An Egyptian renaissance -- Curator at the Louvre -- To Egypt, at last -- In search of Ramesses -- First professor of Egyptology -- The hieroglyphs after Champollion -- Postscript: geniuses and polymaths
Subject Champollion, Jean-François, 1790-1832
Egyptologists -- France -- Biography
Egyptian language -- Writing, Hieroglyphic
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