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Before philosophy

Before philosophy

the intellectual adventure of ancient man : an essay on speculative thought in the ancient near east

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Published by Penguin .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementHenri Frankfort..
ContributionsFrankfort, Henri.
The Physical Object
Pagination275p.
Number of Pages275
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20870414M

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