Pauw: Recherches philosophiques sur les Egyptiens et les Chinois

Cornelius Pauw: Recherches philosophiques sur les Egyptiens et les Chinois (A Amsterdam et à Leyde: Chez Barth. Vlam. et J. Murray 1773)

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    • Vol. 1
      > Internet Archive (Book contributor: John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library, digitizing sponsor: Sloan Foundation)
      > Google Books
    • Vol. 2
      > Internet Archive (Book contributor: John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library, digitizing sponsor: Sloan Foundation)
      > Google Books (Book from collections of Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, digitized  22 June 2010)
  • Bibliographic references: BS 572, Lust 418, 419, Löwendahl 0575 (referring to 2nd ed. Berlin 1773)
  • Entry in Wiener China-Bibliographie

Cornelius Pauw, Recherches philosophiques sur les Égyptiens et les Chinois (Berlin: G. J. Decker 1773)

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    • Vol. 1
      > Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb10432032-0, shelfmark: Bibl.Mont. 3570-1)
      > Google Books (original from Oxford University, digitized 30 January 2007)
      > Google Books (original from Ghent University, digitized 26 June 2009)
      > Google Books (original from New York Public Library, digitized 30 October 2007)
    • Vol. 2
      > Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:12-bsb10432033-5, shelfmark: Signatur: Bibl.Mont. 3570-2)
      > Google Books (original from Ghent University, digitized 26 June 2009)

English translation:
Cornelius Pauw/J. Thomson (tr.): Philosophical dissertations on the Egyptians and Chinese (London: T. Chapman 1795)

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    • Vol. 1
      > Internet Archive (Book from the collections of Oxford University, digitizing sponsor: Google)
    • Vol. 2
      > Internet Archive (Book from collections of  Stanford University, digitizing sponsor: Google)
  • Bibliographic reference: Löwendahl 0686, Lust 417, BS 573.

German version:
Cornelius de Pauw/Johann Georg Krünitz (trans.): Philosophische Untersuchungen über die Aegypter und Chineser : Nebst einer Carte von der berühmten großen Mauer in dem alten Aegypten (Berlin: Decker 1774)

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  • Bibliographic reference: VD18 11137886, VD18 90313224 (vol. 1), VD18 90313232 (vol. 2)

The Dutch philosopher Cornelius Franciscus de Pauw (Cornelis de Pauw/Corneille de Pauw in French; 1739-1799), considered the expert on America (which he never visited), wrote on the origins of ancient peoples. He rejected the (than popular) idea that China had originally been a colony of Ancient Egypt.

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