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Jones, William 1746-1794

Overview
Works: 762 works in 2,329 publications in 5 languages and 24,366 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Personal correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Sources  Records and correspondence  Trials, litigation, etc  Poetry  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Correspondent, Other, Dedicatee, Former owner, Lyricist, Printer
Classifications: PK109.J6, 320.954
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An essay on the law of bailments by William Jones( )

113 editions published between 1781 and 2012 in English and held by 2,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of government : in a dialogue between a scholar and a peasant by William Jones( )

57 editions published between 1780 and 2016 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grammar of the Persian language by William Jones( )

110 editions published between 1771 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dissertations and miscellaneous pieces relating to the history and antiquities, the arts, sciences, and literature, of Asia by Asiatic Society of Bengal( )

35 editions published between 1742 and 2016 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inquiry into the legal mode of suppressing riots, : with a constitutional plan of future defence by William Jones( )

31 editions published between 1780 and 1819 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutes of Hindu law, or, The ordinances of Menu [i.e. Manu] : according to the gloss of Cullúca : comprising the Indian system of duties, religious and civil by Manu( )

8 editions published between 1796 and 1869 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of government in a dialogue between a gentleman & a farmer by William Jones( )

20 editions published between 1797 and 1816 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Sir William Jones : with the life of the author by William Jones( )

57 editions published between 1807 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 through works such as his nine 'Hymns' to Hindu deities and his translation of the Sanskrit classic Sacontalá. Volume 9 of his thirteen-volume works, published in 1807, contains Jones' translation of the Speeches of Isaeus (1779) and perhaps his most influential translation, Sacontalá (1789), a Hindu love fable that explores the depths of Hindu mythology and philosophy. Lauded throughout Europe, Sacontalá would inspire Goethe to write that once it is mentioned, 'everything is said'
An essay on the law of bailments. By William Jones by William Jones( )

14 editions published between 1781 and 2018 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, consisting chiefly of translations from the Asiatick languages : To which are added two essays, I. On the poetry of the Eastern nations. II. On the arts, commonly called imitative by William Jones( )

16 editions published between 1772 and 1777 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems, consisting chiefly of translations from the Asiatick languages. To which are added two essays by William Jones( )

22 editions published between 1772 and 2005 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memorial read to the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, December 18, 1799, and a speech delivered before the same society, January 29, 1800 by Edmund Cartwright( )

5 editions published between 1800 and 2005 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on law of bailments by William Jones( Book )

11 editions published between 1806 and 1968 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Sir William Jones : in six volumes by William Jones( )

16 editions published between 1799 and 1980 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the life of Nader Shah : King of Persia. Extracted from an Eastern manuscript, ... With an introduction, ... and an appendix, ... By William Jones by William Jones( )

22 editions published between 1773 and 2005 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ode in imitation of Alcæus by William Jones( )

16 editions published between 1781 and 1790 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
A. William Jones

Gulielmus Jones

Iones, Guilielmus.

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Vilyam Cons

Vilyam Cons Filoloq

William Jones

William Jones Anglo-Welsh philologist and scholar of ancient India

William Jones britisk filolog

William Jones englischer Orientalist und Jurist

William Jones filolog, orientalista

William Jones filólogo, juez y académico anglo-galés

William Jones filologo, orientalista e magistrato britannico

William Jones ieithegwr, Indolegwr, ysgolhaig, Prif Ustus India a llywydd yr Asiatic Society of Bengal

William Jones IV

William Jones językoznawca brytyjski

William Jones linguiste britannique

William Jones orientalista e jurista britânico

William Jones taalkundige

Γουίλιαμ Τζόουνς

Джонс В.

Джонс, Уильям

Уильям Джонс британский (валлийский) филолог, востоковед (в первую очередь индолог) и переводчик, основатель Азиатского общества

Уилям Джоунс

ויליאם ג'ונס

ויליאם ג'ונס סופר בריטי

وليم جونز

ولیم جونز

ویلیام جونز

يونس، وليام، 1746-1794

वैदिकवाङ्गमये पाश्चात्यानां योगदानम्

विलियम जोंस

উইলিয়াম জোন্স

ਵਿਲੀਅਮ ਜੋਨਜ਼

విలియం జోన్స్

വില്ല്യം ജോൺസ്

윌리엄 존스

ウィリアム・ジョーンズ

威廉·琼斯

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