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Tradition and modernity contemporary perspectives on the humanities : essays from the National Symposium of the Humanities, Vancouver, B.C., 1983 by National Symposium of the Humanities (1983 Vancouver, B.C.)

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Published by Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C .
Written in English

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  • Canada

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  • Humanities -- Canada -- Congresses.,
  • Canada -- Intellectual life -- 20th century -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by David Wallace.
GenreCongresses.
ContributionsWallace, David M. 1948-, Simon Fraser University. Institute for the Humanities.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsAZ515 .N37 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 224 p. ;
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2478710M
ISBN 100864910711
LC Control Number87212415
OCLC/WorldCa17620645

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