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

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

by William Jones
     
 

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

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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).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108055826
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Perspectives from the Royal Asiatic Society Series
Pages:
6270
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 7.24(d)

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