origins of modern constitutionalism. by Francis Dunham Wormuth

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  • Constitutional law,
  • Constitutional history -- Great Britain,
  • Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1603-1714

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LC ClassificationsJN191 .W6
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Paginationx, 243 p.
Number of Pages243
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Open LibraryOL13530090M
LC Control Number49000716
OCLC/WorldCa864152

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