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Religion, empire, and torture

Bruce Lincoln

Religion, empire, and torture

the case of Achaemenian Persia, with a postscript on Abu Ghraib

by Bruce Lincoln

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Published by University of Chicago Press in Chicago, IL .
Written in English


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StatementBruce Lincoln.
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LC ClassificationsBL
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22755943M
ISBN 109780226481968

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