Pax Britannica
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Pax Britannica

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Published by Constable in London .
Written in English


  • Politics and government

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby F.A. Voigt. --
LC ClassificationsD446 V64
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 575 p. ;
Number of Pages575
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26566374M

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