A short history of Malta.

by Brian W. Blouet

Publisher: F. A. Praeger in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 253 Downloads: 716
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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 239-246.

SeriesPraeger short histories
LC ClassificationsDG990 .B48
The Physical Object
Pagination253 p.
Number of Pages253
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5544751M
LC Control Number67023011

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