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Medieval English literature.

William Paton Ker

Medieval English literature.

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Published by Oxford University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.,
  • English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesHome University library of modern knowledge, 43
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p.
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17721559M

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