Cultural, religious and social perspectives Papers read at a conference held a the SRII, 25-27 November, 1996 eds. T. Olsson, E. Özdalga & C. Raudvere 210 p., ISBN 0-7007-1087-6 (h.c.) or 0-7007-1088-4 (p.b.)

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