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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-338) and index.

StatementTerence J. Hughes.
LC ClassificationsGB2403.2 .H84 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 343 p. :
Number of Pages343
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL989926M
ISBN 100195069641
LC Control Number96028246

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