The Gospel According to Renan : Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France. / Priest, Robert.

Oxford University Press, 2015. 288 p. (Oxford Historical Monographs).

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Oxford University Press, 2015. 288 p. (Oxford Historical Monographs).

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Priest, Robert. / The Gospel According to Renan : Reading, Writing, and Religion in Nineteenth-Century France. Oxford University Press, 2015. 288 p. (Oxford Historical Monographs).

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