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Animals, Gods And Humans Changing Attitudes to Animals in Greek, Roman and Early Christian Thought by Ingvild Saelid Gilhus

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages336
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Open LibraryOL7494000M
ISBN 100415386497
ISBN 109780415386494

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