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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

An Article on Renan

Will Theiss has written a nice article on Ernst Renan for Marginalia. It provides fascinating backdrop for Renan's scholarship and (I don't mind saying) is beautifully written.


1 comment:

  1. I know you are not fond of Renan, and I'm leary of him, even as an engaging rascal. The idea of an extended Semitism though is interesting.

    And? Linguists affirm that within the Semitic languages is a variety of (West?) Canaananite, or Phoenician.

    This provides a very interesting perspective on Semitic culture overall. Which in this reading, was often at war with itself.