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A brief history of death

W. M. Spellman

A brief history of death

by W. M. Spellman

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Death,
  • Religious aspects,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 212-247) and index.

    StatementW. M. Spellman
    The Physical Object
    Pagination253 pages
    Number of Pages253
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27156385M
    ISBN 101780232659
    ISBN 109781780232652
    OCLC/WorldCa859583617

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