Farnborough: Gregg International Publishers Limited, 1969. Reprint. Hardcover. Quarto. XVIII, 469, pp. Original orange cloth, with gold lettering to spine.
Elegant 1969 facsimile edition of Ernest Renan's "Les Écrivains Juifs Français du XIVè Siècle" (French Jewish writers of the 14th century), originally published in 1893 by the Imprimerie Nationale, in Paris. Joseph Ernest Renan (1823-1892) was a French expert of Middle East ancient 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 Turkic peoples who had adopted Jewish religion and migrated to Western Europe following the collapse of their khanate.
Text in French. Binding and interior in overall very good condition. vg. Item #40192