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Les deux Champollions, leur vie et leurs oeuvres

Les deux Champollions, leur vie et leurs oeuvres
Leur correspondance archéologique relative au Dauphiné et à l'Égypte

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  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108035354

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  • This biography of the Champollion brothers was published in Grenoble in 1887. Jean-François (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-François 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-François and kept his name and achievement before the public after his early death. Jacques-Joseph's son Aimé-Louis (1813–94), the author of this biographical account, followed in his father's footsteps, becoming the librarian of the Bibliothèque Royale and publishing works on palaeography. Based on original letters, this is the only near-contemporary biography of the pioneering Egyptologist.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108035354
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. A Figeac, Jacques-Joseph Champollion, 1778–9
    2. Retour à Grenoble, 1800–12
    3. La politique en Dauphiné, 1813–16
    4. Deux années d'exil, 1816–17
    5. A Paris. Travaux relatifs à la chronologie, 1818–19
    6. Travaux relatifs à l'histoire de France, La Bibliothèque royale et l'École des Chartres, 1820–9
    7. La Révolution de 1830. Les travaux historiques du temps du règne de Louis-Philippe, 1830–2
    8. Jean-François Champollion, 1790–1821
    9. Découverte de l'alphabet égyptien et interpétation des monuments anciens, 1822
    10. La poléique relative à l'alphabet des hiéroglyphes
    le Musée de Turin et les autres Musées d'Italie, 1823–7
    11. Projet de voyage en Égypte, son exécution en 1828–30
    12. Collaboration de Champollion-Figeac aux oeuvres de son frère, d'après la correspondance autographe de Champollion le Jeune
    13. La Bibliothèque royale. L'École des Chartres. L'Égypte, 1832–47
    14. La Révolution de 1848. Au Palais de Fontainebleau, 1849–67
    15. Lettres, notes, extraits divers de documents inédits servant de preuves aux divers chapitres de cette étude.

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    Aimé Champollion-Figeac

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