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The life and mind of Oriental Jones : Sir William Jones, the father of modern linguistics

Author: Garland Hampton Cannon
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This brilliant thesis of language families laid the groundwork for modern comparative linguistics.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: William Jones; William Jones, Sir; William Jones; William Jones
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Garland Hampton Cannon
ISBN: 0521391490 9780521391498
OCLC Number: 21197678
Description: xix, 409 p. : port. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A barbaric Oriental conqueror (to 1770) --
Delicate Arab maidens and liquid ruby (1770-1772) --
Persian Jones and constitutional law (1772-1777) --
The Athenian and Eleutherion (1778-1780) --
An ass laden with gold (1780) --
Politics: writings and activism (1780-1782) --
James River property (1782-1783) --
A vision in the Indian Ocean (1783-1785) --
A sacred Oriental language (1785) --
A genetic explanation: Indo-European (1786-1787) --
Sanskrit literary treasures (1787-1788) --
An Indian renaissance (1789) --
A burning tropical sun (1790-1791) --
Scholar-martyr (1791-1794) --
Jones today.
Responsibility: Garland Cannon.
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