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A brief history of France

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Published by Facts On File in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • France -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPaul F. State.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDC37 .S73 2010
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationxxx, 386p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23981372M
    ISBN 109780816081813, 9780816083282
    LC Control Number2009052607


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