Talk:Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy

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In 1802, Sacy obtained a copy of the Rosetta stone hieroglyphs, undeciphered until then, but he was unable to derive substantial results. He advised his student Jean-Francois Champollion not to waste his efforts in trying to do the same. When Champollion succeeded, and published his results, the spited Sacy showed the petty side of his character using his authority to minimise Champollion's impressive breakthrough and siding with Thomas Young, an earlier but minor contributor, in a dispute on priority, and denying Champollion the deserved recognition.

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Article up till now was largely copied from the 1911 EB. Needed: further editing for clarity; expansion on recent looks at Sacy; an updated scheme of capitalisation (refer to Wikipedia style guide?) Njál 18:27, 29 November 2005 (UTC)

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Absent is any criticism/evaluation of this person's work. Said and other scholars have written about Sacy's work, and these are notable. Some discussion of these things should be included.Ebanony (talk) 23:35, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

And, please, cite from Said himself, not only from secondary literature, though this is available online.--R. la Rue (talk) 11:06, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

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