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Medieval French literature

an introduction

by Michel Zink

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Published by Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies in Binghamton, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • French literature -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.,
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [139]-147) and index.

    StatementMichel Zink ; translated by Jeff Rider.
    SeriesMedieval & Renaissance texts & studies ;, v. 110, Pegasus paperbooks ;, no. 19, Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies (Series) ;, v. 110.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPQ151 .Z5313 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 171 p. ;
    Number of Pages171
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1435176M
    ISBN 100866981632, 0866981616
    LC Control Number93047138


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