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The Decipherment of Linear B (Canto)

by: Chadwick, J.

Price: 23,00 EURO

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Category: New Books
Code: 26556
ISBN-13: 9780521398305 / 978-0-521-39830-5
ISBN-10: 0521398304 / 0-521-39830-4
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2000
Publication Place: Cambridge
Binding: Paper
Pages: 164
Book Condition: New
Comments: Second Edition

The languages of the ancient world and the mysterious scripts, long undeciphered, in which they were encoded have represented one of the most intriguing problems of classical archaeology in modern times. This celebrated account of the decipherment of Linear B in the 1950s by Michael Ventris was written by his close collaborator in the momentous discovery. In revealing the secrets of Linear B it offers a valuable survey of late Minoan and Mycenaean archaeology, uncovering fascinating details of the religion and economic history of an ancient civilisation.

A nontechnical account of Michael Ventris's deciphering of Linear B
Complete with modern postscript, it offers a valuable survey of late Minoan and Mycenaean archaeology
Uncovers fascinating details of the religion and economic history of an ancient civilisation

Table of Contents
Illustrations
Preface
1. Michael Ventris
2. The Minoan scripts
3. Hopes and failures
4. Birth of a theory
5. Growth and development
6. The decipherment and the critics
7. Life in Mycenaean Greece
8. Prospects
Postscript
Appendix
Index.

 
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The Decipherment of Linear B (Canto)

by: Chadwick, J.

  • ISBN-13: 9780521398305 / 978-0-521-39830-5
  • ISBN-03: 0521398304 / 0-521-39830-4
  • Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000

Price: 23,00 EURO

1 copy in stock