history of religious architecture. by Ernest Henry Short

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Published by Norton in New York .

Written in English

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  • Church architecture -- History,
  • Christian art and symbolism

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LC ClassificationsNA4800 .S5 1951
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 306 p.
Number of Pages306
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6095400M
LC Control Number51013366
OCLC/WorldCa2789087

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