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short history of Switzerland

Edgar Bonjour

short history of Switzerland

by Edgar Bonjour

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby E. Bonjour, H.S. Offler and G.R. Potter.
ContributionsOffler, H. S. 1913-, Potter, G. R. 1900-1981.
The Physical Object
Pagination388p.,ill.,23cm
Number of Pages388
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17232261M

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