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Orientalist Jones : Sir William Jones, poet, lawyer, and linguist, 1746-1794

Author: Michael J Franklin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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A major new critical biography of Sir William Jones (1746-94), the foremost Orientalist of his generation and one of the greatest intellectual navigators of all time, whose Sanskrit researches did  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Jones; William Jones, Sir; William Jones; William Jones, Sir
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Franklin
ISBN: 9780199532001 0199532001
OCLC Number: 713182412
Description: xii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Claiming kin in Calcutta : Jones discovers the Indo-European family of languages --
'Persian' Jones, London Welshman, surveys his roots --
'Druid' Jones on the Carmarthen circuit : radicalization and recreation on the Celtic fringe --
Impressive patrons and impressing mariners --
Republican Jones and the 'poetry of politics' : fragments of liberty --
Knowing India : Asiatic researches/recreations --
Europe falls in love with Sakuntala --
Life and death in Calcutta : a courtroom view of the ethics of empire --
'Indo-Persian' Jones and Indian pluralism.
Responsibility: Michael J. Franklin.
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