Zecharia Mayani

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Zacharie Mayani (1899 – ?)[1] was a French writer and author of a number of books.

Education and publications[edit]

He was educated at Paris University, where he received his doctorate. He was also a student in the École du Louvre.

His book Les Etrusques commencent a parler (The Etruscans Begin to Speak) put forth a thesis with exuberant reconstructions that the Etruscan language of antiquity had links to the modern Albanian language.[2] This connection is dismissed by most scholars as "wildly speculative".[3] Comparative linguistics have long demonstrated that Albanian is a unique branch of the Indo-European languages, whereas the classification of Etruscan remains uncertain.

The Albanian régime of Enver Hoxha embraced this theory for propaganda reasons, and extended it to include the ancient Pelasgians.[citation needed] Mainstream scholars have paid Mayani's arguments little serious attention. He also [4] in Les Hyksos et le monde de la Bible (Paris:Payoy,1956) emphasized a connection between the Hebrews, the Kenites and the Habiru. Zachari also supported that Canaanites went into Asia Minor, Illyria, and even Italy.[5]


  • L'arbre sacré et le rite de l'alliance chez les anciens sémites (1935)[6]
  • Les Hyksos et le monde de la Bible (1956).[7]
  • Les Etrusques commencent a parler Collections signes de temps, 11[8]


  1. ^ Mayani, Zecharia, 1899
  2. ^ On the Dot: The Speck That Changed the World by Alexander Humez and Nicholas Humez, 2008, Back Matter: "... it. See, for example, the exuberant hypothetical recon- structions in Zacharie Mayani's The Etruscans Begin to Speak. 166 China: For an article ..."
  3. ^ Temporini, Hildegard; Haase, Wolfgang; Vogt, Joseph (1993). Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt: (ANRW) : Geschichte und Kultur Roms im Spiegel der neueren Forschung. Principat ; 37, Philosophie, Wissenschaften, Technik ; 1, Wissenschaften (Medizin und Biologie), Volume 2; Volume 31; Volume 37. Walter de Gruyter. p. 937. Retrieved 2011-03-18. Hypotheses about the Etruscan language range from the wildly speculative (e.g. Z. MAYANI, Les Etrusques commencent a parler, Collections signes de temps, 11 [Paris, 1961], who argues for Albanian as the 'root' tongue)  ISBN 3-11-013746-1. note 16. p. 9.
  4. ^ A thousand plateaus: capitalism and schizophrenia, Continuum Impacts by Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, 2004, ISBN 0826476945, page 583
  5. ^ Old Testament History, the Basics
  6. ^ Mayani, Zacharie. L'arbre sacré et le rite de l'alliance chez les anciens sémites, étude comparée des religions de l'Orient classique, thèse pour le doctorat d'Université présentée à la Faculté des lettres de l'Université de Paris. (The Sacred Tree and the rite of the covenant with the ancients Semites, comparative study of religions of the East Classic, doctoral thesis for the University submitted to the Faculty of Arts at the University of Paris). ASIN B001D4P70K. Paris. 1935.
  7. ^ Mayani, Zacharie. Les Hyksos et le monde de la Bible Bibliotheque historique. Paris, Payot, 1956. Pp. 270.
  8. ^ Paris, Arthaud, 1961; English translation by Patrick Evans, The Etruscans Begin to Speak, Simon and Schuster, 1962, ASIN B004PB3RKK, ASIN B0013WGB8O, ASIN B0020CBVIG, ASIN B0028QD1AA, ASIN B000LEDICC, ASIN B001OLZGU8.

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