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In the shadow of Vesuvius a cultural history of Naples by Jordan Lancaster

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Published by Tauris Parke Paperbacks in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Naples (Italy) -- History,
  • Naples (Italy) -- Civilization

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-254) and index.

StatementJordan Lancaster.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDG845.6 .L36 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 266 p. :
Number of Pages266
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23698151M
ISBN 109781845116996
LC Control Number2009293722

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