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Taming the gods religion and democracy on three continents by Ian Buruma

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Religion and state,
  • Democracy -- Religious aspects,
  • United States -- Religion,
  • Europe -- Religion,
  • Japan -- Religion,
  • China -- Religion

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. ).

StatementIan Buruma.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL65.S8 B87 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23668141M
ISBN 109780691134895
LC Control Number2009031550

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