The Anthropology of war

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .

Written in English

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  • Military art and science.

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Statementedited by Jonathan Haas.
SeriesSchool of American Research advanced seminar series
ContributionsHaas, Jonathan, 1949-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGN497 .A58 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 242 p. :
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2189021M
ISBN 100521380421
LC Control Number89007286

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