Studies in language, literature, and culture of the Middle Ages and later.
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Studies in language, literature, and culture of the Middle Ages and later. by Elmer Bagby Atwood

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Published by University of Texas at Austin in [Austin] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philology,
  • Linguistics,
  • Middle Ages

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by E. Bagby Atwood [and] Archibald A. Hill.
ContributionsHill, Archibald A.
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 398 p.
Number of Pages398
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13531410M
OCLC/WorldCa182377

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