Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World

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Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. / Baines, John (Editor); van der Blom, Henriette; Rood, Tim (Editor); Chen, Samuel (Editor).

Equinox Publishing, 2019. 340 p.

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Harvard

Baines, J (ed.), van der Blom, H, Rood, T (ed.) & Chen, S (ed.) 2019, Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. Equinox Publishing.

APA

Baines, J. (Ed.), van der Blom, H., Rood, T. (Ed.), & Chen, S. (Ed.) (2019). Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. Equinox Publishing.

Vancouver

Baines J, (ed.), van der Blom H, Rood T, (ed.), Chen S, (ed.). Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. Equinox Publishing, 2019. 340 p.

Author

Baines, John (Editor) ; van der Blom, Henriette ; Rood, Tim (Editor) ; Chen, Samuel (Editor). / Historical Consciousness and the Use of the Past in the Ancient World. Equinox Publishing, 2019. 340 p.

Bibtex

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