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Absent Minds Intellectuals in Britain by Stefan Collini

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • History of ideas, intellectual history,
  • Social classes,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • British Isles,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Modern - 20th Century,
  • History / Great Britain,
  • 20th century,
  • Great Britain,
  • Intellectual life,
  • Intellectuals

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages544
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9831008M
ISBN 100199216657
ISBN 109780199216659

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