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Published by J. Benjamins Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Fabliaux -- History and criticism.,
  • Tales, Medieval -- History and criticism.,
  • French poetry -- To 1500 -- History and criticism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

StatementMary Jane Stearns Schenck.
SeriesPurdue University monographs in Romance languages,, v. 24
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ207 .S34 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 168 p. ;
Number of Pages168
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2380594M
ISBN 100915027895
LC Control Number87009188

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