A history of the Greek language from its origins to the present by Francisco RodriМЃguez Adrados

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Published by Brill in Leiden, Boston .

Written in English

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  • Greek language -- History.,
  • Greek language, Modern -- History.,
  • Greek language, Medieval and late -- History.

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Statementby Francisco Rodríguez Andrados ; [translated from the Spanish by Francisca Rojas del Canto].
LC ClassificationsPA227 .A37 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 345 p. ;
Number of Pages345
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3424309M
ISBN 109004128352
LC Control Number2005047104

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