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Origins of European civilization

  • 216 Pages
  • 4.15 MB
  • English
M. Joseph, Rainbird , London
Civilization, Ancient., Greece -- Civilization., Europe -- Civiliza


Greece, E

StatementArthur Cotterell.
LC ClassificationsDF77 .C72 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination216 p., [8] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1912335M
ISBN 100718126343
LC Control Number90119056

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