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Published by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English


  • History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century,
  • Political Science / History & Theory,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Political,
  • Philosophy,
  • 20th century,
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ContributionsNorman Geras (Editor), Robert Wokler (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10387535M
ISBN 100312223854
ISBN 109780312223854

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