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Low Countries by Sigfried J. de Laet

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Published by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Antiquities

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 179-182.

StatementSigfried J. de Laet
SeriesAncient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson) -- v. 5, Ancient peoples and places (Thames and Hudson) -- v. 5.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN819 L3
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26554644M

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