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Birth of a nation

Njörður P. Njarðvík

Birth of a nation

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Published by Iceland Review in Reykjavík .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Iceland
    • Subjects:
    • Iceland -- History -- To 1262.,
    • Iceland -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 95-96).

      Statementby Njörður P. Njarðvík ; English translation by John Porter.
      SeriesIceland Review history series
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDL352 .N5813 1978
      The Physical Object
      Pagination96 p. :
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1217814M
      LC Control Number94216059


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