|First Name:||Christian Jakob|
|Birth Date:||Thu, Jul 26, 1753|
|Death Date:||Sat, Aug 24, 1805|
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Kraus translated from English and is famed for his rearranged and widely circulating version of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.
He also published a German edition of David Hume's political essays and of Arthur Young's Poitical Arithmetick.
secondary bibliography references
C. Hasek, The Introduction of Adam Smith's Doctrines into Germany, New York, Columbia University Press, 1925, chapter 3.
F. Milkowski, "Kraus, Christian Jacob", in Neue Deutsche Biographie, 12 (1979), S. 681 f.
H. Mizuta, A Critical Bibliography of Adam Smith, London, Pickering & Chatto, 2002, pp. 134-136.
M. Gray, Prussia in Transition: Society and Politics Under the Stein Reform Ministry of 1808, Philadelphia, The American Philosophical Society, 1986, pp. 32-35, 52, 62.
D. Lindenfeld, The Practical Imagination. The German Sciences of State in the Nineteenth Century, Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1997, pp. 62-64.