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Political myth and epic

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Published by Michigan State University Press in [East Lansing] .
Written in English


  • Political science,
  • Political sociology,
  • Myth,
  • Epic literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Gilbert Morris Cuthbertson.
LC ClassificationsJA74 .C87
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 234 p. ;
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5067887M
ISBN 100870131850
LC Control Number74075801

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