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The Life of J.D. Akerblad free pdf Johan David Akerblad (1763-1819) contributed to the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs and Demotic and is known as a predecessor of Jean-Francois Champollion. This intellectual biography offers a new and less heroic interpretation of the first reading of the Egyptian scripts. Akerblad, an exceptional linguist, was a diplomat and orientalist who spent several decades living in the Ottoman Empire, France and Italy. Of humble birth, he was a supporter of the French Revolution - something that stymied his career. His life cannot be understood in a purely Swedish national framework, and this study firmly situates him as an international scholar. The book discusses European expansion in the Eastern Mediterranean during the tumultuous decades around the year 1800, and traces Akerblad's momentous life in relation to the debates on 'orientalism,' the tradition of classical studies and the history of science.

About Fredrik Thomasson

Fredrik Thomasson, Ph.D. (2009) in History, European University Institute, Florence, is a Research Fellow at Uppsala University. He has recently published a number of articles on eighteenth century history, e.g. in the International Journal of Cultural Property, Lychnos and several anthologies.

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Author : Fredrik Thomasson
Publisher : Brill
Data Published : 01 November 2012
ISBN : 9004211160
EAN : 9789004211162
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 456 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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