Studies in social and legal theories an historical account of the social, ethical, political, and legal doctrines of the foremost ancient and medieval philosophers by Myer Bernard Barr

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  • Philosophy, Medieval.,
  • Philosophy, Ancient.,
  • Law -- History.,
  • Natural law.

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Statementby Meyer Bernard Barr ; presented by the University of Pennsylvania, Quill Club.
ContributionsQuill Club (University of Pennsylvania)
LC ClassificationsK215.E53 B37 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p. ;
Number of Pages148
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Open LibraryOL3492484M
ISBN 100837703271
LC Control Number82012344

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