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Statementsponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, October 23-27, 1977.
ContributionsAmerican University of Beirut. Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
LC ClassificationsLA1493 .C65 1977
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Paginationviii, 189 p. ;
Number of Pages189
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Open LibraryOL2998201M
LC Control Number84256205

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