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Sir William Jones, 1746-1794 : a commemoration

Author: William Jones, Sir; Alexander Murray; University College (University of Oxford)
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published on behalf of University College by Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Sir William Jones was one of the greatest polymaths in history. At the time of his early death in 1794 he knew 13 languages thoroughly and a further 28 moderately well, yet his languages were to him only a means of reaching a deeper understanding, in contrasting cultures, of law, history, literature, music, botany, and other disciplines.
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Sir William Jones, 1746-1794.
Oxford ; New York : Published on behalf of University College by Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)646350568
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)
ISBN: 0199201900 9780199201907
OCLC Number: 39291135
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.
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