Les deux Champollions, leur vie et leurs oeuvres

Les deux Champollions, leur vie et leurs oeuvres : Leur correspondance archeologique relative au Dauphine et ... l'Egypte

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This biography of the Champollion brothers was published in Grenoble in 1887. Jean-Francois (1790-1832) was a child prodigy who had taught himself numerous ancient languages in his teenage years, despite not having received any formal education. Having become an assistant professor of history at Grenoble in his nineteenth year, Jean-Francois published a decipherment of the trilingual Rosetta Stone in 1824, thus offering the key to an understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphics and consequently of the civilisation of ancient Egypt. His older brother, Jacques-Joseph (1778-1867), although a less gifted scholar, supported Jean-Francois and kept his name and achievement before the public after his early death. Jacques-Joseph's son Aime-Louis (1813-94), the author of this biographical account, followed in his father's footsteps, becoming the librarian of the Bibliotheque Royale and publishing works on palaeography. Based on original letters, this is the only near-contemporary biography of the pioneering Egyptologist.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 3 b/w illus.
  • 1139087908
  • 9781139087902

Table of contents

1. A Figeac, Jacques-Joseph Champollion, 1778-9; 2. Retour ... Grenoble, 1800-12; 3. La politique en Dauphine, 1813-16; 4. Deux annees d'exil, 1816-17; 5. A Paris. Travaux relatifs ... la chronologie, 1818-19; 6. Travaux relatifs ... l'histoire de France, La Bibliotheque royale et l'Ecole des Chartres, 1820-9; 7. La Revolution de 1830. Les travaux historiques du temps du regne de Louis-Philippe, 1830-2; 8. Jean-Francois Champollion, 1790-1821; 9. Decouverte de l'alphabet egyptien et interpetation des monuments anciens, 1822; 10. La poleique relative ... l'alphabet des hieroglyphes; le Musee de Turin et les autres Musees d'Italie, 1823-7; 11. Projet de voyage en Egypte, son execution en 1828-30; 12. Collaboration de Champollion-Figeac aux oeuvres de son frere, d'apres la correspondance autographe de Champollion le Jeune; 13. La Bibliotheque royale. L'Ecole des Chartres. L'Egypte, 1832-47; 14. La Revolution de 1848. Au Palais de Fontainebleau, 1849-67; 15. Lettres, notes, extraits divers de documents inedits servant de preuves aux divers chapitres de cette etude.show more