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Published by Harvard University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Sociology,
  • History - General History,
  • Social Science,
  • ASIA,
  • Ancient World,
  • Ancient - General,
  • Middle East - General,
  • Social Science / Archaeology,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Archaeology

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7671332M
ISBN 100674017552
ISBN 109780674017559

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