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Rainer Atzbach

Between Representation and Eternity: The Archaeology of Praying in Late Medieval and Post-Medieval times

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Between Representation and Eternity : The Archaeology of Praying in Late Medieval and Post-Medieval times. / Atzbach, Rainer.

I: European Journal of Archaeology, Bind 19, Nr. 0, 2016, s. 28-47.

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