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A history of Sicily. by Moses I. Finley

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Published by Chatto & Windus in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sicily (Italy) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

Other titlesMedieval Sicily, 800-1713, Modern Sicily, after 1713, Ancient Sicily, to the Arab conquest
ContributionsMack Smith, Denis, 1920-
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. illus., maps. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18811501M

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