Culture and society in the Dutch republic during the 17th century
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Culture and society in the Dutch republic during the 17th century by J. L. Price

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Published by Batsford in London .
Written in English



  • Netherlands


  • Netherlands -- Civilization -- 17th century.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [230]-250.

Statement[by] J. L. Price.
LC ClassificationsDJ71 .P68
The Physical Object
Pagination260 p.
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5094208M
ISBN 100713415258
LC Control Number74165846

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