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DundeeRenaissance to Enlightenment$

Charles McKean, Bob Harris, and Christopher A. Whatley

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781845860165

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860165.001.0001

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(p.297) Bibliography

(p.297) Bibliography

Edinburgh University Press

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