Sir William Jones, 1746-94: A Commemoration

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2006 - 169 pagina's
This volume publishes the results of the "Jones Day" conference, a meeting of scholars at his alma mater (University College, Oxford) on the bicentennial of his death. 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.
 

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List of Contributors
xiii
List of Illustrations
xv
List of Abbreviated Titles
xvi
Introduction
1
Sir William Jones as Comparative Lawyer
17
Sir William Jones and the Classical Tradition
43
Sir William Jones as an Arabist
67
The Lives of Sir William Jones
91
The Sanskrit Manuscripts of Sir William Jones in the Bodleian Library
123
Sir William Jones University College and its Portraits
143
Appendix
161
Index
167
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