Religions of the world by James Haskins

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Published by Hippocrene Books in New York .

Written in English

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StatementJames Haskins.
ContributionsHaskins, James, 1941-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL92 .H37 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 146 p. ;
Number of Pages146
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Open LibraryOL2029204M
ISBN 100870527843
LC Control Number91006446

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