[INDOLOGY] Origin of the term "Indology"
pwyzlic at uni-bonn.de
Fri Aug 22 17:23:50 UTC 2014
if you take Google's ngram research tool (that takes the materials at Google Books as basis) and look for "indianisme", "indologie", "études indiennes" with search options "Language=French", "Date Range=1800-2000" you get the following graph:
So, in the majority of sources the red line with "indianisme" prevails. Of course, Google's text recognition isn't perfect, and it may occur that the language is wrongly assigned. But it shows a trend, nevertheless. You may click at the date ranges at the bottom to view the links in Google Books where the search terms can be located.
All the best
Institut für Orient- und Asienwissenschaften
> Am 22.08.2014 um 18:07 schrieb Matthew Kapstein <mkapstei at uchicago.edu>:
> David Smith has asked that I post the following on his behalf:
> A quick look at gallica.bn.fr shows that in the Mercure de France, 15 May 1925, P. Masson-Oursel, in a section headed "Indianisme", notes in a footnote to p. 250 that the death of F. Lacôte is "une perte cruelle pour l'indologie".
> David Smith
> Retired Reader in South Asian Religions
> Lancaster University
> d.smith at lancaster.ac.uk
> Matthew Kapstein
> Directeur d'études,
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
> The University of Chicago
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