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Naming, Society and Regional Identity

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Published by Leopard"s Head Press .
Written in English


  • American history: c 1500 to c 1800,
  • British & Irish history: c 1500 to c 1700,
  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • British & Irish history: from c 1900 -,
  • Family history,
  • Immigration & emigration,
  • Local history,
  • Social history,
  • Sociology - Social Theory,
  • Social Science,
  • Sociology,
  • British Isles,
  • England,
  • Sweden,
  • USA,
  • Demography,
  • Congresses,
  • Massachusetts,
  • Names, Personal,
  • Onomastics

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages271
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8290918M
ISBN 100904920291
ISBN 109780904920291

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