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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Sir William Jones, 1746-1794.
Oxford ; New York : Published on behalf of University College by Oxford University Press, 1998
|Named Person:||William Jones, Sir; William Jones, Sir|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
William Jones, Sir; Alexander Murray; University College (University of Oxford)
|Notes:||Results of the "Jones Day" conference held at University College, Oxford, to commemorate Sir William Jones on the bicentenary of his death.|
|Description:||xvi, 169 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||Sir William Jones as comparative lawyer / David Ibetson --
Sir William Jones and the classical tradition / Richard Fynes --
Sir William Jones as an Arabist / Alan Jones --
Lives of Sir William Jones / Thomas R. Trautmann --
Sanskrit manuscripts of Sir William Jones in the Bodleian Library / Gillian Evison --
Sir William Jones, University College, and its portraits / Peter Bayley.
|Responsibility:||edited by Alexander Murray ; with an introduction by Richard Gombrich.|
Elected at the age of 26 to Johnson's Literary Club and knighted at 37, Jones was a close friend to leading English luminaries of the time. Known as 'Oriental Jones', his study of middle-eastern cultures, championship of American independence, and finally his appointment as high court judge in Calcutta, made him a universal figure. On the bicentenary of his death a group of scholars met at University College, Oxford - his old college - to commemorate his outstanding career and achievements.