Precis du systeme hieroglyphique des anciens Egyptiens

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 autres methodes graphiques Egyptiennes

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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 more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • French
  • 48 b/w illus.
  • 113917570X
  • 9781139175708

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Etat actuel des etudes sur les hieroglyphes, et sur l'ecriture phonetique egyptienne employee dans la transcription des noms propres de rois grecs ou d'empereurs romains; 2. Alphabet hieroglyphique phonetiques applique aux noms propres de simples particuliers grecs et latins; 3. Apercus nouveaux sur les signes hieroglyphiques phonetiques; 4. Application de l'alphabet des signes phonetiques ... divers groupes et formes grammaticales hieroglyphiques; 5. Application de l'alphabet phonetique aux noms propres hieroglyphiques des dieux egyptiens. Lectures qui en resultent. Signes figuratifs. Signes symboliques; 6. Application de l'alphabet des hieroglyphes phonetiques aux noms propres egyptiens hieroglyphiques de personnages prives; 7. Application de l'alphabet des hieroglyphes ... lecture des qualifications et des titres royaux inscrits sur les obelisques et les monumens egyptiens du premier style; 8. Application de l'alphabet hieroglyphique aux noms propres des Pharaons. Consequences historiques qui en resultent; 9. Des elemens premier du systeme d'ecriture hieroglyphique; 10. Conclusion; Planches et more