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Social Theory and Political Practice Wolfson College Lectures 1981 (Wolfson College Lectures) by Christopher Lloyd

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages192
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Open LibraryOL7398796M
ISBN 100198274483
ISBN 109780198274483

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