Tensions of Modernity: Las Casas and His Legacy in the French Enlightenment

Tensions of Modernity: Las Casas and His Legacy in the French Enlightenment

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Publisher: Routledge (May 23, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 228 pages

File size: 1.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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