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Published by T. & T. Clark, Seabury in Edinburgh, New York .
Written in English


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Statementedited by Mircea Eliade and David Tracy.
SeriesConcilium -- 136
ContributionsEliade, Mircea, 1907-1986., Tracy, David.
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Open LibraryOL15065875M
ISBN 100567300161

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