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Published by Macmillan in Basingstoke .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Church and state in Latin America.,
  • Latin America -- Politics and government -- 1948-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliography and index.

Statementedited by Dermot Keogh ; foreword by Graham Greene.
SeriesLatin American studies series, Latin American studies series (Macmillan)
ContributionsKeogh, Dermot.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR600
The Physical Object
Pagination(320)p. ;
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14998658M
ISBN 100333445341

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