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The political economy of churches in Denmark over 700 years

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The political economy of churches in Denmark over 700 years. / Paldam, Ella; Paldam, Martin.

Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2015.

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Harvard

Paldam, E & Paldam, M 2015 'The political economy of churches in Denmark over 700 years' Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.

APA

Paldam, E., & Paldam, M. (2015). The political economy of churches in Denmark over 700 years. Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. Economics Working Papers No. 2015-11

CBE

Paldam E, Paldam M. 2015. The political economy of churches in Denmark over 700 years. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet.

MLA

Paldam, Ella and Martin Paldam The political economy of churches in Denmark over 700 years. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. (Economics Working Papers; Journal number 2015-11). 2015., 32 p.

Vancouver

Paldam E, Paldam M. The political economy of churches in Denmark over 700 years. Aarhus: Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet. 2015 May 7.

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Paldam, Ella ; Paldam, Martin. / The political economy of churches in Denmark over 700 years. Aarhus : Institut for Økonomi, Aarhus Universitet, 2015. (Economics Working Papers; No. 2015-11).

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