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THE

POSITION

OF THE

SHEMITIC NATIONS

IN THE

HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION.

 

 

An Inaugural Lecture,

DELIVERED IN THE COLLEGE OF FRANCE,

ON ASSUMING THE CHAIR OF THE

HEBREW, CHALDAIC, & SYRIAC PROFESSORSHIP,

BY

M. ERNEST RENAN,

MEMBRE DE L’INSTITUT, ETC. ETC.