The Collected Works of Sir William Jones, Volume 1

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NYU Press, 1993 - 2250 pages

In the bustling cities of the mid-nineteenth-century Northeast, young male clerks working in commercial offices and stores were on the make, persistently seeking wealth, respect, and self-gratification. Yet these strivers and "counter jumpers" discovered that claiming the identities of independent men—while making sense of a volatile capitalist economy and fluid urban society—was fraught with uncertainty.

InOn the Make, Brian P. Luskey illuminates at once the power of the ideology of self-making and the important contests over the meanings of respectability, manhood, and citizenship that helped to determine who clerks were and who they would become. Drawing from a rich array of archival materials, including clerks’ diaries, newspapers, credit reports, census data, advice literature, and fiction, Luskey argues that a better understanding of clerks and clerking helps make sense of the culture of capitalism and the society it shaped in this pivotal era.

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Contents

LIVRE
1
Conquête du royaume de Kharezme
19
Larmée sachemine du côté du
32
Tranſactions de lannée 1742
52
Affaires de Balkhe
58
Nader Chah marche contre Mouffel
67
Larmée avance vers Kerbelaï Bag
78
Troubles dans le Chirvan
83
Sur lhiſtoire de Perſe
144
De la poëſie Orientale en général
173
Sur la poëſie héroïque des nations Orien
194
De leurs poëſies amoureuſes de leurs
208
De leurs élégies
233
De leurs panegyriques
246
The Perſian Empire 357
342
The Tartarian Kingdoms
381

Troubles de Afterabad
89
Commencement de lannée 1715
98
Tranſactions de lannée 1746
108
Ouverture de lannée 1747
118
Règnes dAli Chah dIbrahim Chah
127
Traduction littérale des vers contenus dans
138
The Indian Empire
387
The Piſhdadian Family
399
The Caianian Family
407
The Safranian Family
420
The Mahomedan Dynaſties
431
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About the author (1993)

Garland Cannon is Professor of English and Linguistics at Texas A&M University, editor of The Letters of Sir William Jones, and author of the definitive biography, The Life and Mind of Oriental Jones.

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