The New International Encyclopædia/Barth, Auguste

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The New International Encyclopædia
Barth, Auguste
Edition of 1905. See also Auguste Barth on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BARTH, Auguste (1834—). A French Orientalist. He was born at Strassburg, March 22, 1834. He is best known by his work in connection with the religions of India. His volume, Les religions de l'Inde (Paris, 1879), was translated into English (London, 1882). Mention may also be made of his Inscriptions sanscrites du Cambodge (Paris, 1885) and of numerous monographs and reviews in Journal Asiatique, in Mélusine, and in the Mémoires de la Société de Linguistique. His annual reports on researches into the history of Indian religions, in Revue de l'Histoire des Religions (1880), are especially valuable. He is a member of the French Institute.