Title Cinq Lettres Sur Ernest Renan
Book Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Paris Perrin et Cie., Libraires-editeurs 1904
Seller ID 001462
Small 8vo, pp. (iv) 102, 3/4 bound in burgundy cloth with marbled boards, slightly worn (one small spot on cover), slightly rubbed label on spine with gilt titles, fore and bottom edges uncut and all edges slightly dusty, browning to all page edges, pencilled owner's inscription on front free endpaper. [Joseph Ernest Renan was a French expert of Semitic languages and civilizations (philology), philosopher, historian, and writer, devoted to his native province of Brittany. He is best known for his influential historical works on Early Christianity, and his political theories, especially concerning nationalism and national identity. Renan is credited as being among the first scholars to advance the Khazar theory, which held that Ashkenazi Jews were descendants of the Khazars, Turkic peoples who had adopted Jewish religion and migrated to Western Europe following the collapse of their khanate.]
ERNEST RENAN. FRENCH LITERATURE.