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The myth of the state by Ernst Cassirer

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • State, The.,
  • Political science.,
  • Mythology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Ernst Cassirer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJC251
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22166243M
ISBN 100313237905

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