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Life and thought in the ancient world

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Published by Westminster Press in Philadelphia .
Written in English


  • Religion -- History,
  • Religions -- History

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 187-[188]

Statementby C. Cyril Eastwood.
LC ClassificationsBL96 .E25
The Physical Object
Pagination187 p.
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5948798M
LC Control Number65021055

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