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The Decipherment of Linear B

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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.

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An account of the decipherment of Linear B in the 1950s by Michael Ventris, written by his close collaborator. It offers a survey of late Minoan and Myceanean archaeology, uncovering details of the religion and economic history of an ancient civilization.

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Fascinating details of the religious and economic history of an ancient pre-Hellenic civilization are revealed in this celebrated account of the decipherment of Linear B from Mycenaean Greek in the 1950s.

Synopsis:

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521398305
Author:
Chadwick, John
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Bible - Language Studies
Subject:
Ancient Languages - Classical Greek
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Inscriptions, linear b
Subject:
Ventris, Michael
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Religion - Biblical Studies - Language
Subject:
Biblical Reference - Language Study
Subject:
Inscriptions, Linear B Inscriptions, Linear B
Subject:
Christianity-Bible Background
Subject:
Ancient Languages
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto
Publication Date:
19900931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8.44x5.34x.56 in. .43 lbs.
Age Level:
Religion - Biblical Studies - Language

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"Synopsis" by , An account of the decipherment of Linear B in the 1950s by Michael Ventris, written by his close collaborator. It offers a survey of late Minoan and Myceanean archaeology, uncovering details of the religion and economic history of an ancient civilization.
"Synopsis" by , Fascinating details of the religious and economic history of an ancient pre-Hellenic civilization are revealed in this celebrated account of the decipherment of Linear B from Mycenaean Greek in the 1950s.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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