The End of Byzantium. / Harris, Jonathan.

1st ed. New Haven; London : Yale University Press, 2010. 298 p.

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The End of Byzantium. / Harris, Jonathan.

1st ed. New Haven; London : Yale University Press, 2010. 298 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Harris, J 2010, The End of Byzantium. 1st edn, Yale University Press, New Haven; London. <http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300117868>

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Harris J. The End of Byzantium. 1st ed. New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2010. 298 p.

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Harris, Jonathan. / The End of Byzantium. 1st ed. New Haven; London : Yale University Press, 2010. 298 p.

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