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About Jean-Louis Flandrin

Jean-Louis Flandrin is professor emeritus at the University of Paris VIII-Vincennes. Massimo Montanari is professor of medieval history and the history of food at the Institute of Paleography and Medieval Studies, University of Bologna.

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Author : Jean-Louis Flandrin
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 02 November 1999
ISBN : 0231111541
EAN : 9780231111546
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 624 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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