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The decipherment of linear B

Author: John Chadwick
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : University Press, 1967.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2d edView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Named Person: Michael Ventris; Michael Ventris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Chadwick
ISBN: 0521398304 9780521398305 0521095964 9780521095969
OCLC Number: 5964497
Description: [x], 164 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (1 folded), maps, portrait ; 22 cm
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.
Responsibility: by John Chadwick.


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'In this present short book - lucid, concise and admirable - Chadwick tells us something of Ventris and his mind, and of the problems involved in the decipherment of Minoan-Mycenaean scripts. It is Read more...

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