Literature and Society in Medieval France The Mirror and the Image, 1100-1500 by Lynette R. Muir

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  • Literature And Society,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • France,
  • French Literature,
  • History,
  • History and criticism,
  • To 1500

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ISBN 100312487487
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