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A history of Sicily by Moses I. Finley

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Published by Viking in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English



  • Sicily (Italy)


  • Sicily (Italy) -- History.

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Edition Notes

StatementM.I. Finley, Denis Mack Smith, and Christopher Duggan.
ContributionsMack Smith, Denis, 1920-, Duggan, Christopher.
LC ClassificationsDG866 .F5 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 246 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2739608M
ISBN 100670817252
LC Control Number86040426

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