Good history and bad

an inaugural lecture delivered in the University of Birmingham on 11th November, 1971 by R. H. C. Davis

Publisher: University of Birmingham in [Birmingham, Eng

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Edition Notes

Statementby R. H. C. Davis.
ContributionsUniversity of Birmingham.
LC ClassificationsD16.2 .D33
The Physical Object
Pagination13 p.
Number of Pages13
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5332771M
LC Control Number72185961

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