Medieval Lives and the Historian Studies in Medieval Prosopography by Neithard Bulst

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Published by Western Michigan Univ Medieval .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biography,
  • Prosopography,
  • Congresses,
  • Medieval World History (Circa 450 - Circa 1450),
  • Historiography,
  • Middle Ages

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages422
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8341684M
ISBN 100918720699
ISBN 109780918720696

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