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Published by Eburon in Delft .
Written in English


  • Applied anthropology,
  • Economic development -- Religious aspects

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Ananta Kumar Giri, Anton van Harskamp, Oscar Salemink.
ContributionsGiri, Ananta Kumar., Harskamp, Anton van, 1946-, Salemink, Oscar.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 196 p. :
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18225917M
ISBN 109059720385

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