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The duel in European history honour and the reign of aristocracy by V. G. Kiernan

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Dueling in literature,
  • Dueling,
  • Aristocracy (Social class),
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementVictor Kiernan ; introduction by David Blackbourn
Classifications
LC ClassificationsCR4595.E85 K54 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 348 pages, VIII pages of plates
Number of Pages348
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27215866M
ISBN 101783608390, 1783608382
ISBN 109781783608393, 9781783608386
OCLC/WorldCa930759019, 957777948

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