VÄTH, Alfons

VÄTH, Alfons. Werbachhausen 1874 — Bonn 12.5.1937. S.J. German Missionary and Indian Historian. Working in Bombay in 1899-1903 and from 1910 he founded in 1913 St. Xavier’s College as a historical institute and worked there until the WW I interrupted the work of German Jesuits in India. In 1918-25 editor of the journal Die Katholischen Missionen. He was more interested in missionary work and its history as in India.

Publications: Die deutschen Jesuiten in Indien. Regensburg 1920.

Der Hl. Thomas, der Apostel Indiens. Eine Untersuchung über den historischen Gehalt der Thomas-Legende. 2nd rev. & enl. ed. 7+91 p. Aachen 1925.

Im Kampfe mit der Zauberwelt des Hinduismus. 238 p. B. 1928.

Die Inder. 8+295 p. Geschichte der führenden Völker 28. Freiburg i. B. 1934, French Histoire de l’Inde et de sa culture. 1937.

with L. van Hee: Johann Adam Schall von Bell S.J., Missionar in China, kaiserlicher Astronom und Ratgeber am Hofe von Peking 1592–1666. 20+380 p. Köln 1933.

Sources: *K. Mühlek, Biographisch-Bibliographische Kirchenlexikon 12, 1997, 1014f.; German Wikipedia.

VALENTINE, William H. 18?? — 19??. Numismatician. Apparently a layman without academic or official position.

Publications: The Copper Coins of India. 1. Muhammadan Coins. 271 p. 2. The Panjab and Contiguous Native States. 78 p. 68 pl. L. 1914–21.

Bombay, Rājputāna, Central India. 8+390 p. 26 pl. Catalogue of the Coins in Indian Museum, Calcutta 4. Oxford 1928.

Sasanian Coins.

Catalogues of Iranian and Near Eastern coins, also wrote on European numismatics.

Sources: Only books found in the Internet.

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