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Urban life in Mediterranean Europe anthropological perspectives

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Published by University of Illinois Press in Urbana .
Written in English



  • Europe, Southern.


  • Cities and towns -- Europe, Southern.,
  • Urban anthropology.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by Michael Kenny and David I. Kertzer.
ContributionsKenny, Michael, 1923-, Kertzer, David I., 1948-
LC ClassificationsHT131 .U69 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 338 p. :
Number of Pages338
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3482492M
ISBN 100252009584, 0252009908
LC Control Number82001890

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