The Decipherment of Linear B / Edition 2

The Decipherment of Linear B / Edition 2

by John Chadwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521398304

ISBN-13: 9780521398305

Pub. Date: 11/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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Overview

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 Myceanean archaeology, uncovering fascinating details of the religion and economic history of an ancient civilisation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521398305
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

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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