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Why history?

Powell, Geoffrey

Why history?

the Society"s tenth anniversary lecture

by Powell, Geoffrey

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  • 37 Currently reading

Published by Campden and District Historical And Archaeological Society in (Campden) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History -- Study and teaching.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGeoffrey Powell.
    ContributionsCampden and District Historical and Archaeological Society.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination14p. ;
    Number of Pages14
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17289133M
    ISBN 100951143433
    OCLC/WorldCa31934983

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