The Works of Sir William Jones 13 Volume Set: With the Life of the Author by Lord Teignmouth

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A renowned Enlightenment polymath, Sir William Jones (1746–94) was a lawyer, translator and poet who wrote authoritatively on politics, comparative linguistics and oriental literature. Known initially for his Persian translations and political radicalism, Jones became further celebrated for his study and translation of ancient Sanskrit texts following his appointment to the supreme court in Calcutta in 1783. He spent the next eleven years introducing Europe to the mysticism and rationality of Hinduism, becoming a...
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A renowned Enlightenment polymath, Sir William Jones (1746–94) was a lawyer, translator and poet who wrote authoritatively on politics, comparative linguistics and oriental literature. Known initially for his Persian translations and political radicalism, Jones became further celebrated for his study and translation of ancient Sanskrit texts following his appointment to the supreme court in Calcutta in 1783. He spent the next eleven years introducing Europe to the mysticism and rationality of Hinduism, becoming a pioneer in comparative religion. Through works such as his nine 'Hymns' to Hindu deities and his translation of the Sanskrit classic Sacontalá, Jones inspired and influenced Romantic writers from William Blake to August Wilhelm Schlegel. These thirteen volumes of his works, published in 1807, begin with a memoir by his friend and editor Lord Teignmouth (1751–1834).
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Part I. Charges to the Grand Jury; Part II. Institutes of Hindu Law; Part II. Institutes of Hindu Law; Part I. The Speeches of Isaeus in Causes Concerning the Law of Succession at Athens; Part II. Sacontala; or, The Fatal Ring. Volume 10; Part I. The Moallakat, or Seven Arabian Poems Which Were Suspended on the Temple at Mecca; Part II. Poems, Consisting Chiefly of Translations from the Asiatick Languages; part 1; Introduction to the history of the life of Nader Shah, part 2. Volume 13; part 2. Volume 13.
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