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Relativist & absolutist the early neoclassical debate in England. by Emerson R Marks

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Published by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick, N.J .
Written in English


  • Criticism -- Great Britain -- History

Book details:

LC ClassificationsPN99G7 M3 1955a
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 171 p.
Number of Pages171
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16774875M

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