A history of Spain by Charles E. Chapman

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  • Spain -- History,
  • Spain -- Civilization

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Statementfounded on the Historia de Espana y de la civilizacion Espanola of Rafael Altamira.
ContributionsAltamira, Rafael, 1866-1951.
The Physical Object
Pagination559 p.
Number of Pages559
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23265408M

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