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Lévy, Isidore


LÉVY, ISIDORE (1870–1954), historian of religion. Born in Rixheim, Alsace, Lévy taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes (1905–28) in the departments of religion and historical and philological sciences, as well as at Lille (1919–23), the Sorbonne (1923–27), the Université Libre in Brussels (1929), and the Collège de France (1932–40; 1944–45). His studies are devoted to the ancient history of religion, extending from Asia Minor to Egypt and particularly the western Semites. Levy's books include Recherches sur les sources de la Légende de Pythagore (1926), La Légende de Pythagore de Grèce en Palestine (1927), and Recherches esséniennes et pythagoriciennes (1965).


Brussels, Université Libre, Institut de Philologie et Histoire Orientales et Slaves, Annuaire, 13 (1953), v–xix, incl. list of his works.

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