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A history of Scandinavia

Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland

by T. K. Derry

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Published by University of Minnesota Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Scandinavia
    • Subjects:
    • Scandinavia -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby T. K. Derry.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDL46 .D43
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 447 p. :
      Number of Pages447
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4726494M
      ISBN 100816608350
      LC Control Number78014284


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