Cultural traditions in Greece by Lynn Peppas

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Published by Crabtree Pub. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Social life and customs,
  • Festivals,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Holidays

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementLynn Peppas
SeriesCultural traditions in my world
LC ClassificationsGT4851.A2 P47 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25361558M
ISBN 109780778775188, 9780778775232, 9781427190420, 9781427190963
LC Control Number2012022054

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