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Louis XIV: a profile.

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Published by Hill and Wang in New York .
Written in English


  • Louis XIV, King of France, 1638-1715.

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by John B. Wolf.
SeriesWorld profiles
LC ClassificationsDC129 .W62 1972
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 265 p.
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5461041M
ISBN 100809066831, 0809014017
LC Control Number73163574

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