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A World Lit Only by Fire The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age by William Manchester

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Published by Blackstone Audiobooks .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Medieval,
  • Renaissance,
  • Unabridged Audio - History

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsBarrett Whitener (Narrator)
The Physical Object
FormatAudio CD
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9583263M
ISBN 100786166509
ISBN 109780786166503

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