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Enlightenment or Empire Colonial Discourse in German Culture (Modern German Culture and Literature) by Russell A. Berman

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Published by University of Nebraska Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fiction,
  • Social Science,
  • History - General History,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Sociology,
  • Emigration & Immigration,
  • Europe - Germany,
  • European - German,
  • History / Germany,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General,
  • Literary Criticism : European - German,
  • Social Science : Emigration & Immigration,
  • Anthropology - Cultural

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9350536M
ISBN 100803222289
ISBN 109780803222281

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