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The mirror of language a study in the medieval theory of knowledge by Marcia L. Colish

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Published by University of Nebraska Press in Lincoln .
Written in English


  • Knowledge, Theory of -- History.,
  • Semantics (Philosophy) -- History.,
  • Philosophy, Medieval.

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Edition Notes

StatementMarcia L. Colish.
LC ClassificationsBD161 .C635 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 339 p. ;
Number of Pages339
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3161799M
ISBN 100803214189
LC Control Number83003599

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