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THE LINGUIST AND THE EMPEROR  Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher  the Rosetta Stone by  Daniel Meyerson - Signed First Edition - 2004 - from Riverwood's Books (SKU: 11736)

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

THE LINGUIST AND THE EMPEROR  Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher  the Rosetta Stone by  Daniel Meyerson - Signed First Edition - 2004 - from Riverwood's Books (SKU: 11736)

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

by Meyerson, Daniel

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ISBN 10
0345450671
ISBN 13
9780345450678
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Ballantine Books. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. 0345450671 . 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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Seller
Riverwood's Books CA (CA)
Seller Inventory #
11736
Title
THE LINGUIST AND THE EMPEROR Napoleon and Champollion's Quest to Decipher the Rosetta Stone
Author
Meyerson, Daniel
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0345450671
ISBN 13
9780345450678
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Place of Publication
Westminster, Maryland, U.s.a.
Date published
2004
Keywords
0345450671, European History, Middle Eastern History, Napoleon, Champollion
Bookseller catalogs
History - European; History - Middle East;

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