Marriage in early Mesopotamia
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Marriage in early Mesopotamia by Samuel Greengus

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Written in English


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Statementby Samuel Greengus.
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LC ClassificationsMicrofilm 42576 (D)
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination46 p. in various pagings.
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1695188M
LC Control Number91954308

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