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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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by Communist International. Congress (2nd : 1920 : Leningrad, R.S.F.S.R., and Moscow, R.S.F.S.R.)
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31 p. ; 20 cm
Topics: Socialism, Communism
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by Luxemburg, Rosa, 1871-1919; Hardman, J. B. S. (Jacob Benjamin Salutsky), 1882-1968
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1. t. In amf mi'n oporunizm.--2. t. Der rizis in der sotsyal-demoraye.--3. t. Di Dayshe reolutsye.--4. t. Roza Lusemburg--di umbaane
Topics: Bernstein, Eduard, 1850-1932, Socialism, Militarism
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by Auerbach, Ephraim
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Biblishe ertseylungen mi billder / fun profesor Dore--Mayselakh / ilusrir fun Z. Maud
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922, genealogy
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by Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Socialism
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by Schürenberg, Arthur
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Sympathy, Character, genealogy
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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Topics: Fonseca, Angelo Rodrigues da, 1872-1942, Universidade de Coimbra. Facultade de Medicina,...
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Topic: Socialism
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Guild socialism
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by Piddubny, H. (Hryhori)
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Topics: Communism, Cooperation and socialism, Cooperation
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Topic: genealogy
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by Studdert-Kennedy, G. A. (Geoffrey Anketell), 1883-1929
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Topics: Labor, Christian socialism
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by Blomberg, Héctor Pedro, 1890-
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Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946, Communism, Socialism
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Topics: Communist International, International Socialist Congress, Socialism
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by Brieger, Lothar, b. 1879
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Topics: Ury, Lesser, 1861-1931, Artists -- Germany Berlin, Painters -- Germany Berlin, genealogy
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by Penty, Arthur Joseph, 1875-1937
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Topics: Guild Socialism, England -- Economic conditions 20th century, England -- Agriculture
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Topics: Socialist Labour Party, Socialism, Syndicalism
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by Desmond, Shaw, 1877-
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Topics: Labour Party (Great Britain), Socialism -- England, England -- Labour and labouring classes
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by Hecker, Alois
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Topics: Antisemitism, genealogy
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Topic: genealogy
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by Welch, Charles, 1848-1924; London (England). Corporation. Court of Common Council. City Lands Committee
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Topics: Monument (London, England), genealogy
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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by Eucken, Rudolf, 1846-1926
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Topic: Socialism
Includes index
Topic: Socialism
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by Woolf, Leonard, 1880-1969
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Topics: Socialism, Cooperation
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Topics: Syndicalism, Socialism
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Topic: Socialism
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by Mills, William Haslam, 1874-
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Topics: Guardian (Manchester, England), genealogy
"Records and authorities": v. 1, p. [xiii]-lv
Topics: St. Bartholomew's Priory (London, England), St. Bartholomew-the-Great (Church : London, England),...
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, Socialism, World War, 1914-1918
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by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
Topic: genealogy
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by Liliencron, Detlev, Freiherr von, 1844-1909; Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topic: genealogy
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by Rathenau, Walther, 1867-1922
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Topics: Economics, genealogy
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Topics: Morris, William, 1834-1896, Socialism -- Great Britain
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Topics: England -- History Sources, England -- Politics and government, genealogy
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by Aytoun, William Edmondstoune, 1813-1865; Page, Frederick, 1879-
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Lays of the Scottish cavaliers, and other poems, 1849.--Bothwell: a poem in six parts 1856.--Poems from Blackwood, 1847-1852.--From 'The Bon Gaultier ballads,' 1845-1857.--The golden age.--Firmilian, 1854.--Miscellaneous poems printed in Sir Theodore Martin's Memoir of Aytoun, 1867.--Nuptial ode on the marriage of the Prince of Wales, 1863.--From 'Poems and ballads of Goethe,' 1859.--Other translations.--Poland, Homer, and other poems, 1832.--Appendixes: I. Appendix to 'Lays of the Scottish...
Topics: English poetry -- Translations, Scotland -- History Poetry, genealogy
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by Tugan-Baranovski, Mikhail Ivanovich, 1865-
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Bibliography: p. [519]-521
Topics: Cooperation, Socialism, Communism
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by Tussaud, John Theodore, 1859-
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Topics: Tussaud, Marie, 1761-1850, Waxworks -- England London History, genealogy
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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by Turati, Filippo, 1857-1932
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Topics: Socialism -- Italy History, Socialism
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by Rimbert, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 830-888; Robinson, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1861-1925
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Topics: Ansgar, Saint, Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen, ca. 801-865, genealogy
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Topics: England -- Foreign relations, United States -- Foreign relations, United States -- History,...
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by Rosebery, Archibald Philip Primrose, Earl of, 1847-1929
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v. 1. Appreciations: Robert Burns, Dr. Johnson, Thackeray, Cromwell, Frederick the Great, Burke, William Windham, The coming of Bonaparte, Sir Robert Peel, Dr. Chalmers, Mr. Gladstone, Lord Salisbury, Lord Randolph Churchill.--v. 2. Vignettes: The portraits of Burns, The love episode of William Pitt, Nelson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Cecil Rhodes. Scottish history and character: Scottish history. The union of England and Scotland, The patriotism of a Scot, The formation of a Scottish character,...
Topic: genealogy
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Topics: England -- History 1603-1714 Stuart, France -- History Bourbons, 1589-1789, genealogy
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by Denikin, Anton Ivanovich, 1872-1947
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Vols. 3-4 have imprint: Berlin, "Slovo"; (v. 5, Berlin, "Miedny vsadnik")
Topic: genealogy
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
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Topics: Ecclesiastical history, genealogy
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by Altenberg, Peter, 1859-1919
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Topic: genealogy
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
Topic: Socialism
"Der Anlauff" wurde als 3. Heine-Gedächtnis-Druck im Jahre 1921 für den Verlag von Hoffmann und Campe ... in 1000 Exemplaren gedruckt" ..
Topics: Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856, genealogy
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by Committee for the Survey of the Memorials of Greater London; Norman, Philip, 1842-1931
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Topics: East Acton Manor House (London, England), Acton (London, England) -- History, London (England) --...
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by Snowden, Ethel
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Topics: Socialism -- Congresses, World War, 1914-1918 -- Influence and results, Europe -- Social conditions
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by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881; Moeller van den Bruck, Arthur, 1876-1925
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Abt. I. Bd. 3-4. Der Idiot; [Bd. 5-6] Die Dämonen; Bd. [7-8] Der Jüngling.- Abt. II. Bd. 11. Autobiographische Schriften.- Bd. 12. Literarische Schriften.- Bd. 13. Politische Schriften.- Bd. 14. Arme Leute; Der Doppelgänger.- Bd. 15. Helle Nächte.- Bd. 16. Das Gut Stepantschikow und seine Bewohner.- Bd. 17. Onkelchens Traum und andere Humoresken.- Bd. 18. Aus einem Totenhause.- Bd. 19. Die Erniedrigten und Beleidigten.- Bd. 20. Aus dem Dunkel der Grosstadt.- Bd. 21. Der Spieler; Der ewige...
Topic: genealogy
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by Oman, Charles William Chadwick, Sir, 1860-1946
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Topics: Great Britain -- History 19th century, genealogy
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Intro. by Charles A. Beard. Trade unionism. The cooperative movement. Proposed experiments in industrial democracy: The Plumb plan. The single tax. Socialism. Guild socialism. Syndicalism. Bolshevism. Anarchism
Topics: Labor and laboring classes -- Bibliography, Social problems, Socialism -- Bibliography
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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Topics: Socialism -- Germany, Germany -- History 1918-1945, genealogy
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Topics: Concepts, genealogy
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Topics: Germany -- Politics and government 1918-1933 Sources, Saarland (Germany) -- History Sources,...
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by Nicholson, J. Shield (Joseph Shield), 1850-1927
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Topics: Marx, Karl, 1818-1883, Capital, Socialism
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by Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930
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1. Bd. Die Evangelien.--2. Bd. Die Entwicklung des Judentums und Jesus von Nazaret.--3. Bd. Die Apostelgeschichte und die Anfänge des Christentums
Topics: Bible, Bible, Church history, Jews, genealogy
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by Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina); Levillier, Roberto, 1881-; Archivo General de Indias; Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación (Argentina). Colección de publicaciones históricas (Indexes)
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Topic: genealogy
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by Askenazy, Szymon, 1867-1935; Rose, William John, 1885-
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Translation of Danzig und Polen
Topics: Danzig (Germany), Poland -- History, genealogy
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Topics: Morris, William, 1834-1896, Socialism -- Great Britain
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by Turati, Filippo, 1857-1932; Mondolfo, Rodolfo, 1877-1976
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Topic: Socialism -- Italy
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by Graves, Charles L. (Charles Larcom), 1856-1944
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Includes index
Topics: Punch (London, England), Great Britain -- History Humor, genealogy
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Cover title: Cartas de Vilhena, noticias soteropolitanas e brasilicas
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Topics: Land tenure -- Germany History, Carolingions, Germany -- Economic conditions, genealogy
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by Hartmann, von Aue, 12th cent; Paul, Hermann, 1846-1921
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On cover: Altdeutsche Textbibliothek, Nr. 3
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Mayer, Gustav
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Vol. 1. Briefe von und an Lassalle bis 1848.- Vol. 2. Lassalles Briefwechsel von der Revolution von 1848 bis zum Beginn seiner Arbeiteragitation.- Vol. 3. Der Briefwechsel zwischen Lassalle und Marx, nebst Briefen von Friedrich Engels und Jenny Marx an Lassalle und von Karl Marx an Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 4. Lassalles Briefwechsel mit Gräfin Sophie von Hatzfeldt.- Vol. 5. Lassalles Briefwechsel aus den Jahren seiner Arbeiteragitation, 1862-1864.- Vol. 6. Ferdinand Lassalle; die...
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