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Life in the Middle Ages. by Jay Williams

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Published by Random House in [New York] .
Written in English


  • Middle Ages -- Juvenile literature

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Edition Notes

StatementArt work by Haig and Regina Shekerjian.
SeriesLandmark giant, 12
ContributionsShekerjian, Haig, illus., Tor, Regina, illus.
LC ClassificationsCB351 .W5
The Physical Object
Pagination160 p.
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5950092M
LC Control Number65022654

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