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Andrew Robinson has written more than twenty-five books on the arts and sciences. Michael Ventris, the man at the heart of this book, was a rather shy, somewhat diffident man who had trained as an architect and married young. He is also a regular contributor to magazines, such as Current World Archaeology, History Today, The Lancet, Nature, and Science.
Accomplished little book on Englishman Michael Ventris who deciphered Linear B the ancient Minoan script in 1952.
Andrew Robinson is a King’s Scholar of Eton College, where he won the headmaster’s Greek grammar prize, and holds a degree from Oxford University; he was also a visiting fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.
Andrew Robinson tells the fascinating story of Michael Ventris, the architect/amateur linguist . Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. Andrew Robinson's "The Man Who Deciphered Linear B" should be dry and academic in the worst possible senses of those words.
Andrew Robinson tells the fascinating story of Michael Ventris, the architect/amateur linguist who 'cracked' the code of Linear B and proved to the world that it contained an ancient form of Greek. The story unfolds with the same drama as a murder mystery or detective story. Robinson makes what could have been a complicated story eloquent and clear. Although I recommend this book highly, at the end of it I still felt in the dark about Ventris himself.
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This book tells the life story of Michael Ventris, an intriguing and contradictory man, a gifted linguist but a divided soul, together with that of his remarkable decipherment of Linear B. Dubbed the Everest of archaeology. Dubbed the Everest of archaeology, the decipherment was all the more remarkable because Ventris was not a trained classical scholar but an architect who had first heard of Linear B as . Welcome to Literature Tube Archieve The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.
And here is a new one: the story of Michael Ventris. As Andrew Robinson's excellent study reveals, the real story was more complex. The legend goes as follows: baffled scholars are trying to decipher a mysterious script, "Linear B", inscribed on clay tablets which Sir Arthur Evans has excavated at Knossos. Suddenly, Ventris has a brilliant insight. This proves to be true and the secrets of the tablets are revealed. Except that this is the mythologised version. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view.
“Highly readable . . . a fitting tribute to the quiet outsider who taught the professionals their business and increased our knowledge of the human past.”―Archaeology Odyssey
More than a century ago, in 1900, one of the great archaeological finds of all time was made in Crete. Arthur Evans discovered what he believed was the palace of King Minos, with its notorious labyrinth, home of the Minotaur. As a result, Evans became obsessed with one of the epic intellectual stories of the modern era: the search for the meaning of Linear B, the mysterious script found on clay tablets in the ruined palace.
Evans died without achieving his objective, and it was left to the enigmatic Michael Ventris to crack the code in 1952. This is the first book to tell not just the story of Linear B but also that of the young man who deciphered it. Based on hundreds of unpublished letters, interviews with survivors, and other primary sources, Andrew Robinson’s riveting account takes the reader through the life of this intriguing and contradictory man. Stage by stage, we see how Ventris finally achieved the breakthrough that revealed Linear B as the earliest comprehensible European writing system.40+ illustrations
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Professionals & Academics
Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (April 1, 2012)
Pages: 168 pages