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Flügel, Peter and Krümpelmann, Kornelius, eds. (2016) Jaina-Onomasticon by Johannes Klatt. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (Jaina Studies)

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Abstract

The Sanskrit philologist and librarian Johannes Emil Otto Klatt (1852-1903) dedicated his short life to the study of the historical records of the Jainas. Klatt left behind the nearly completed manuscript of his monumental Jaina-Onomasticon of 1892, a 5338 page long anthology of proper names (Greek: onoma) and biographies of Jaina authors, texts and place names with explanatory historical notes, handwritten in English. The print edition with a historical introduction to author this unsurpassed work, a recognized classic in the fields of Indology and the History of Religion, and indispensable source of reference both for the study of Jaina social and intellectual history and of the history of Oriental Studies.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
Keywords: Jainism, Jains, Literature, Bibliography, Biography, History, Sanskrit, Prakrit, Hindi, Gujarati, Johannes Klatt, Königliche Bibliothek Berlin, Oriental Studies
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions > Centre of Jaina Studies
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CS Genealogy
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CT Biography
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > PK Indo-Iranian languages and literatures
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
ISBN: 9783447105842
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2016 10:21
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22769

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