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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Mar 31, 2020 Guizot, M. (François), 1787-1874
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v. 1. [without special title]. -- v. 2. From the accession of Henry V, to the death of Queen Elizabeth, 1413-1603. -- v. 3. From the accession of James I, to the expulsion of James II, 1603-1688. -- v. 4. From the accession of William and Mary to the reign of Queen Victoria, 1688-1837
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Topic: genealogy
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Dec 1, 2019 Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Nov 23, 2019 Burke, Arthur Meredyth
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Topic: Great Britain -- Genealogy Bibliography
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Nov 11, 2019 Blaxland, Bruce
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Topics: England -- Church history, genealogy
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Nov 10, 2019 Sympson, E. Mansel
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Topics: Lincoln (England) -- History, Lincoln (England) -- Description, genealogy
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Nov 8, 2019 Trevelyan, George Macaulay, 1876-1962
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Stuarts, 1603-1714, genealogy
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Nov 4, 2019 Hackländer, F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm), 1816-1877
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Topic: genealogy
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Nov 1, 2019 Innes, Arthur D. (Arthur Donald), 1863-1938
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Topics: Great Britain -- History Tudors, 1485-1603, genealogy
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Oct 28, 2019 Cox, J. Charles (John Charles), 1843-1919
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Great Britain, Privately printed books -- Bibliography, Registers of...
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Oct 14, 2019 Scottish Record Society, Edinburgh
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- Scotland, genealogy
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Topics: Palatines -- United States, Huguenots -- New York (State), Salzburgers -- Georgia, Names, Personal...
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Aug 28, 2019 Cox, J. Charles (John Charles), 1843-1919
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Topics: Derbyshire (England) -- Antiquities, Derbyshire (England) -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Essex County (Mass.) -- Genealogy
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Nov 16, 2018
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Title varies: pts. 64-273, The Times history and encyclopaedia of the war
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Topics: Times history of the war, Times history and encyclopaedia of the war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Sep 19, 2018 Great Britain. War Office
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Mar 11, 2018 Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service Germany
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Nov 1, 2017 Pingala; Halayudha Bhatta, lexicographer; Sastri, Vishwanath
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Topics: Sanskrit language -- Metrics and rhythmics, genealogy
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Topics: Royal households -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Politics and government, genealogy
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Topics: Royal households -- Great Britain, Great Britain -- Politics and government, genealogy
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Sep 13, 2017 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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Sep 13, 2017 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 13, 2017 Wylie, James Hamilton, 1844-1914; Waughn, William Templeton, 1884-1932
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Topics: Henry V, King of England, 1387-1422, Great Britain -- History Henry V, 1413-1422, genealogy
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Military geography
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Mar 28, 2017 Smith, James, 1855-
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Topics: Smith family, Chalmers family, Scotland -- Genealogy
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Feb 25, 2017 Somerset Record Society
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Includes Annual report and list of subscribers
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- History, Somerset (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Feb 25, 2017 Somerset Record Society
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Includes Annual report and list of subscribers
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- History, Somerset (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Feb 25, 2017 Somerset Record Society
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Includes Annual report and list of subscribers
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Topics: Somerset (England) -- History, Somerset (England) -- History Sources, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 2, 2017 Wyllie, William Lionel, 1851-; Owen, Charles; Kirkpatrick, W.D
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Jutland, Battle of, 1916
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Dec 26, 2016 Smith, Cicely Fox
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Nov 12, 2016 Macica serbska, Bautzen, Ger
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Title varies: 1848-72, Casopis towarstwa Macicy serbskeje
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Topics: Sorbian philology -- Societies, etc, Sorbian literature -- Bibliography, Lusatia (Germany) --...
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Sep 20, 2016 Macnaughtan, Sarah, d. 1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Aug 8, 2016 Gullett, Henry Somer, 1878-; Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921); Australian War Memorial
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Topics: Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Aug 8, 2016 Cutlack, Frederic Morley, 1886-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia
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Aug 3, 2016 Bonnier, (Firm) Stockholm; Allmänna konst- och industriutställningen, Stockholm, 1897
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Allmänna konst- och industriutställningen i Stockholm, 1897: 32 p. included
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Topic: genealogy
Bibliography: v. 2, p. [279]-288
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Topics: Naval battles, History, Modern -- 19th century, Warships, genealogy
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May 6, 2016 Chatterton, E. Keble (Edward Keble), 1878-1944
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Includes index
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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Apr 17, 2016 Forwood, William Bower, (Sir) 1840-
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Topics: Shipping -- Great Britain History, Merchant marine -- England Liverpool, genealogy
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Apr 3, 2016 Johnston, M. A. B. (Maurice Andrew Brackenreed), 1892-; Yearsley, K.D. (Kenneth Darlaston), 1891-
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Lettered on cover: 450 miles to freedom: the adventure of eight British officers in their escape from the Turks
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 15, 2016 Nursing sister
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc
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Jan 6, 2016 Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval and military, Dardanelles
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 11, 2015 Einhard, ca. 770-840; Rudolf, of Fulda, d. 865; Meginhardus, of Fulda, d. 888; Kurze, Friedrich, 1863-1915; Pertz, Georg Heinrich, 1795-1876
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topics: Germany -- History To 843 Sources, Germany -- History 843-1273 Sources, France -- History...
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Jul 20, 2015 Freeman, Robert Massie, 1866-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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Jun 12, 2015 Swayne, Martin
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, Iraq -- Description and travel
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Topics: Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Essex County (Mass.) -- Genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- France
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Jan 5, 2015 Crosland, T. W. H. (Thomas William Hodgson), 1865-1924; "X"
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Dec 16, 2014 Wilson, Theodore Percival Cameron, 1888-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Nov 10, 2014 Eltzbacher, Paul, 1868-1928; Waller, Augustus Desiré, 1856-1922; Wells, Sydney Russell, 1869-
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Topics: Registers of births, etc. -- England Hawkshead, genealogy
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Oct 26, 2014 United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ordnance
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Includes index
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Topics: Ordnance, Naval, World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 7, 2014 Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 7, 2014 Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 6, 2014 Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil von, 1870-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- History, Africa, East
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Oct 6, 2014 Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 6, 2014 Whitney, Caspar, 1862-1929
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Topics: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Scotland -- History To 1603, Scotland -- Antiquities, genealogy
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Aug 14, 2014 Amad, Ghulm, 1835-1908
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Topics: Ahmadiyya, genealogy
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Jun 14, 2014 Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958
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Mar 29, 2014 Kittel, Rudolf, 1853-1929
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Vol. 1. Quellenkunde und Geschichte der Zeit bis zum Tode Josuas
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Topics: Jews, genealogy
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Jan 25, 2014 Beer, Max, 1864-
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Jan 6, 2014 Jürgens, Karl, 1821-
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Topics: German language -- Etymology Dictionaries, German language -- Foreign elements Dictionaries,...
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Sep 17, 2013 Essex Institute; Peabody Essex Museum
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Vols. 9-10, 1869-70, called also ser. 2, v. 1-2
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Topics: Genealogy -- Massachusetts Essex County, Essex County (Mass.) -- History Periodicals, Massachusetts...
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May 26, 2013 Cederschiöld, Gunnar, 1849-1928
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Ayrshire (Scotland), Ayrshire (Scotland) -- Genealogy, genealogy
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Topics: Ayrshire (Scotland), Ayrshire (Scotland) -- Genealogy, genealogy
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Apr 7, 2013 Tormay, Cecile, 1876-1937
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[Vol. 1] Revolution, with a foreword by the Duke of Northumberland.--[Vol. 2] The Commune
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Topics: Hungary -- History Revolution, 1918-1919, genealogy
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Topics: Paris, Maine, United States -- Genealogy
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Mar 12, 2013 Harnack, Adolf von, 1851-1930; Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin
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v. 1. Legenden als Geschichts-Quellen - Socrates und die alte Kirche - Augustine Konfessionen - Das Mönchtum, seine Ideale und seine Geschichte - Martin Luther in seiner Bedeutung für die Geschichte der Wissenschaft und der Bildung - Philipp Melanchthon - August Neander. - Das aopstolische Glaubenskekenntnis - Antwort auf die Streitschrift D. Cremers: Zum Kampf um das Apostolikim - Als die Zeit erfüllt war, der Heiland - Uber die jüngsten Entdeckungen auf dem Gebiete der ältesten...
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Topics: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, Luther, Martin, 1483-1546, Melanchthon, Philipp, 1497-1560,...
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Topics: Church history, genealogy
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Topics: Catholic Church, Papacy
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Feb 1, 2013 Sunity Devee, Maharani of Cooch Behar, b. 1864
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Topics: India -- Social life and customs, genealogy
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Topics: Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746, genealogy