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Published by Historical Association .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Originally published (B58-7398)Routledge & K.Paul, 1958.

SeriesHistorical Association. General series;no.37
The Physical Object
Pagination28p.,22cm
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20750160M

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