Zimbabwe culture: ruins and reactions by Gertrude Caton-Thompson

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Published by Cass in London .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Great Zimbabwe (Extinct city),
  • Zimbabwe

Subjects:

  • Great Zimbabwe (Extinct city),
  • Zimbabwe -- Antiquities.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [32]-35.

Book details

Statementby G. Caton Thomspon.
SeriesCass library of African studies. African prehistory,, no. 1
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT962.9.Z5 C37 1971
The Physical Object
Pagination299 p.
Number of Pages299
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5323308M
ISBN 100714618861
LC Control Number72175986

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