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Published by Blackwell Publishers Inc. in Cambridge, Malden, MA .
Written in English


  • War and society.,
  • History, Modern -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementHans Joas ; translated by Rodney Livingstone.
LC ClassificationsHM554 .J613 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 248 p.
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22488707M
ISBN 100745626440, 0745626459

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