An Essay on the Age and Antiquity of the Book of Nabathæan Agriculture

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AN

ESSAY

ON THE

Age and Antiquity

OF

THE BOOK

OF

NABATHÆAN AGRICULTURE

 

TO WHICH WE ADDED

An Inaugural Lecture

ON THE

POSITION OF THE SHEMITIC NATIONS

IN THE

HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION.

 

BY

M. ERNEST RENAN,

MEMBRE DE L’INSTITUT

PROFESSOR OF HEBREW AND THE SHEMITIC LANGUAGES IN THE COLLEGE OF FRANCE; AND AUTHOR OF L’HISTOIRE DES LANGUES SEMITIQUES; ETUDES DE L’HISTOIRE RELIGIEUSE; ESSAIS DE MORALE ET DE CRITIQUE; A TRANSLATION OF THE SONG OF SONGS, AND OF THE BOOK OF JOB, ETC. ETC.

 

LONDON:

TRÜBNER & CO., 60, PATERNOSTER ROW


1862.

LONDON:

WILLIAM STEVENS, PRINTER, 37, BELL YAED, TEMPLE BAE.