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BY A. BARTH.
Translated from the French with the authority and assistance of the Author.
The author has, at the request of the publishers, considerably enlarged the work for the translator, and has added the literature of the subject to date ; the translation may, therefore, be looked upon as an equivalent of a new and improved edition of the original.
“Is not only a valuable manual of the religions of India, which marks a distinct step in the treatment of the subject, but also a useful work of reference."-Academy.
"This volume is a reproduction, with corrections and additions, of an article contributed by the learned author two years ago to the 'Encyclopédie des Sciences Religieuses.' It attracted much notice when it first appeared, and is generally admitted to present the best summary extant of the vast subject with which it deals." - Tablet.
“This is not only on the whole the best but the only manual of the religions of India, apart from Buddhism, which we have in English. The present work shows not only great knowledge of the facts and power of clear exposition, but also great insight into the inner history and the deeper meaning of the great religion, for it is in reality only one, which it proposes to describe."- Modern Review.
"The merit of the work has been emphatically recognised by the most authoritative Orientalists, both in this country and on the continent of Europe, But probably there are few Indianists (if we may use the word) who would not derive a good deal of information from it, and especially from the extensive bibliography provided in the notes." - Dublin Review.
“ Such a sketch M. Barth has drawn with a master-hand.”—Critic (New York).
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An Exposition of the System of Kapila, with an Appendix on the
Nyāya and Vais'eshika Systems.
BY JOHN DAVIES, M.A. (Cantab.), M.R.A.S. The system of Kapila contains nearly all that India has produced in the departnient of pure philosophy.
“ The non-Orientalist finds in Mr. Davies a patient and learned guide who leads him into the intricacies of the philosophy of India, and supplies him with a clue, that he may not be lost in them, In the preface he states that the system of Kapila is the earliest attempt on record to give an answer, from reason alone, to the mysterious questions which arise in every thoughtful mind about the origin of the world, the nature and relations of man and his future destiny,' and in his learned and able notes he exhibits 'the connection of the Sankhya system with the philosophy of Spinoza,' and 'the connection of the system of Kapila with that of Schopenhauer and Von Hartmann.'"-Foreign Church Chronicle.
“Mr. Davies's volume on Hindu Philosophy is an undoubted gain to all students of the development of thought. The system of Kapila, which is here given in a translation from the Sānkhya Kărikā, is the only contribution of India to pure philosophy.
Presents many points of deep interest to the student of comparative philosophy, and without Mr. Davies's lucid interpretation it would be difficult to appreciate these points in any adequate manner.”-Saturday Review.
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Post 8vo, pp. x.-130, cloth, price 6s. A MANUAL OF HINDU PANTHEISM. VEDÂNTASARA. Translated, with copious Annotations, by MAJOR G. A. JACOB,
Bombay Staff Corps ; Inspector of Army Schools. The design of this little work is to provide for missionaries, and for others who, like them, have little leisure for origiual research, an accurate summary of the doctrines of the Vedânta.
“There can be no question that the religious doctrines most widely held by the people of India are mainly Pantheistic. And of Hindu Pantheism, at all events in its most modern phases, its Vedântasâra presents the best summary. But then this work is a mere summary: a skeleton, the dry bones of which require to be clothed with skin and bones, and to be animated by vital breath before the ordinary reader will discern in it a living reality. Major Jacob, therefore, has wisely added to his translation of the Vedantasâra copious notes from the writings of well-known Oriental scholars, in which he has, we think, elucidated all that required elucidation. So that the work, as here presented to us, presents no difficulties which a very moderate amount of application will not overcome."--Tablet.
“ The modest title of Major Jacob's work conveys but an inadequate idea of the vast amount of research embodied in his notes to the text of the Vedantasara. So copious, indeed, are these, and so much collateral matter do they bring to bear on the subject, that the diligent student will rise from their perusal with a fairly adequate view of Hindû philosophy generally. His work is one of the best of its kind that we have seen."-Calcutta Review.
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' Dr. Hahn's book is that of a man who is both a philologist and believer in philological methods, and a close student of savage manners and customs.'
“It is full of good things.”—St. James's Gazette.
In Four Volumes. Post 8vo, Vol. I., pp. xii.—392, cloth, price 12s. 6d., Vol. II., pp. vi. —408, cloth, price 128. 6d., Vol. III., pp. viii.-414,
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BY JOHN DAVIES, M. A. (Cantab.) “Let us add that his translation of the Bhagavad Gîtâ is, as we judge, the best that has as yet appeared in English, and that his Philological Notes are of quite peculiar value."-Dublin Review,
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Translated by E. H. WHINFIELD, M.A.,
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The Persian Text, with an English Verse Translation.
By E. H. WHINFIELD, late of the Bengal Civil Service. " Mr. Whin field has executed a difficult task with considerable success, and his version contains much that will be new to those who only know Mr. Fitzgerald's delightful selection.”- Academy.
“ There are several editions of the Quatrains, varying greatly in their readings. Mr. Whinfield has used three of these for his excellent translation. The most prominent features in the Quatrains are their profound agnosticism, combined with a fatalism based more on philosophic than religionis grounds, their Epicureanism and the spirit of universal tolerance and charity which animates them.”—Calcutta Review.
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ANCIENT INDIAN METAPHYSICS.
Principal of the Calcutta Madrasa. “For practical purposes this is perhaps the most important of the works that have thus far appeared in ‘Trübner's Oriental Series.' We cannot doubt that for all who may take it up the work must be one of profound interest."--Saturday Review.
In Two Volumes. Vol. I., post 8vo, pp. xxiv.-230, cloth, price 7s. 6d. A COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF THE EGYPTIAN AND
By Dr. C. P. TIELE.
By JAMES BALLINGAL. " It places in the hands of the English readers a histo:y of Egyptian Religion which is very complete, which is based on the best materials, and which has been illustrated by the latest results of research. In this volume there is a great deal of information, as well as independent investigation, for the trustworthiness of which Dr. Tiele's name is in itself a guarantee; and the description of the successive religions under the Old Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, and the New Kingdom, is given in a manner which is scholarly and minute."-Scotsman.
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A POEM BY JAMI.
BY RALPH T. H. GRIFFITH. “Mr. Griffith, who has done already good service as translator into verse from the Sanskrit, has done further good work in this translation from the Persian, and he has evidently shown not a little skill in his rendering the quaint and very oriental style of his author into our more prosaic, less figurative, language. The work, besides its intrinsic merits, is of importance as being one of the most popular and famous poems of Persia, and that which is read in all the independent native schools of India where Persian is taught."-Scotsman.
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BY CARL ABEL. "All these essays of Dr. Abel's are so thoughtful, so full of happy illustrations, and so admirably put together, that we hardly know to which we should ecially turn to select for our readers a sample of his workmanship."--Tablet.
"An entirely novel method of dealing with philosophical questions and impart a real human interest to the otherwise dry technicalities of the science."-Standard.
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BY MADHAVA ACHARYA. Translated by E. B. COWELL, M. A., Professor of Sanskrit in the University of Cambridge, and A. E. GOUGH, M.A., Professor of Philosophy
in the Presidency College, Calcutta. This work is an interesting specimen of Hindu critical ability. The author successively passes in review the sixteen philosophical systems current in the fourteenth century in the South of India; and he gives what appears to him to be their most important tenets.
“The translation is trustworthy throughout. A protracted sojourn in India, where there is a living tradition, has familiarised tie translators with Indian thought.”- Athenæum.
Post 8vo, pp. lxv.-368, cloth, price 148. TIBETAN TALES DERIVED FROM INDIAN SOURCES.
Translated from the Tibetan of the KAH GYUR.
By F. ANTON VON SCHIEFNER.
By W. R. S. RALSTON, M.A. “Mr. Ralston, whose name is so familiar to all lovers of Russian folk-lore, has supplied some interesting Western analogies and parallels, drawn, for the most part, from Slavonic sources, to the Eastern folk-tales, culled from the Kahgyur, one of the divisions of the Tibetan sacred books."— Academy.
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gives the leading facts in the lives of those scholars who have given their attention to gaining a knowledge of the Tibetan literature and language.”—Calcutta Review.
“Ought to interest all who care for the East, for amusing stories, or for comparative folk-lore."-Pall Mall Gazette.
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Compiled by DHARMATRÂTA.
Translated from the Tibetan of Bkah-hgyur, with Notes, and
By W. WOODVILLE ROCKHILL. “ Mr. Rockhill's present work is the first from which assistance will be gained for a inore accurate understanding of the Pali text; it is, in fact, as yet the only term of comparison available to us. The 'Udanavarga,' the Thibetan version, was originally discovered by the late M. Schiefner, who published the Tibetan text, and had intended adding a translation, an intention frustrated by his death, but which has been carried out by Mr. Rockhill. Mr. Rockhill may be congratulated for having well accomplished a difficult task.”-Saturday Review.
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Language Map, price 258. A SKETCH OF THE MODERN LANGUAGES OF AFRICA.
BY ROBERT NEEDHAM CUST, Barrister-at-Law, and late of Her Majesty's Indian Civil Service. Any one at all interested in African languages cannot do better than get Mr. Cust's book. It is encyclopædic in its scope, and the reader gets a start clear away in any particular language, and is left free to add to the initial sum of knowledge there collected."-Natal Mercury.
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A HISTORY OF BURMA. Including Burma Proper, Pegu, Taungu, Tenasserim, and Arakan. From
the Earliest Time to the End of the First War with British India. BY LIEUT.-GEN. SIR ARTHUR P. PHAYRE, G.C.M.G., K.C.S.I., and C.B., Membre Correspondant de la Société Académique Indo-Chinoise
de France. “Sir Arthur Phayre's contribution to Trübner's Oriental Series supplies a recognised want, and its appearance has been looked forward to for many years. .. General Phayre deserves great credit for the patience and industry which has resulted in this History of Burma."-Saturday Review.
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By JOSEPH EDKINS, D.D., PEKING.
Observations on the Prospects of Christian Conversion amongst that
People. “ Dr. Edkins has been most careful in noting the varied and often complex phases of opinion, so as to give an account of considerable value of the subject."-Scotsman.
As a missionary, it has been part of Dr. Edkins' duty to study the existing religions in China, and his long residence in the country has enabled him to acquire an intimate knowledge of them as they at present exist."-Saturday Review.
“ Dr. Edkins' valuable work, of which this is a second and revised edition, has, from the time that it was published, been the standard authority upon the subject of which it treats."-Nonconformist.
“ Dr. Edkins ... may now be fairly regarded as among the first authorities on Chinese religion and language."— British Quarterly Review.