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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 Niederheitmann, Friedrich; Vogel, Emil, 1859-1908
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Topics: Violin, Violin makers
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topic: Ukrainian language
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by Jaspers, Karl, 1883-1969
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Topic: Metaphysics
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by Meder, Joseph, 1857-
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Topic: Drawing
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Topics: Homer, Calypso (Greek mythology), Mythology, Indo-European languages -- Semantics
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by Brunner, Constantin, 1862-1937
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Topic: Antisemitism
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by IEfremov, Serhi, 1876-1939
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Topic: Ukrainian literature
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Helfferich, Karl Theodor, 1872-1924
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Diplomatic history, World War, 1914-1918 -- Germany
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by Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801; Steinbrucker, Charlotte; Chodowiecki, Daniel, 1726-1801
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Topic: Ewondo language -- Texts
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by Winkler, Emil, 1891-1942
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Topic: Chanson de Roland
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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by Liman von Sanders, Otto Viktor Karl, 1855-1929
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by Touaillon, Christine, 1878-
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Topics: German literature -- History and criticism, Women authors
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by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
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by Leskien, August, 1840-1916
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Topics: Lithuanian language, Lithuanian language
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Topic: Writing
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by Jahnn, Hans Henny, 1894-1959
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by Leskien, A. (August), 1840-1916
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Topic: Church Slavic language
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by Kraus, Oskar, 1872-1942; Stumpf, Karl, 1848-; Husserl, Edmund, 1859-1938
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Bibliography: p. [169]-171
Topic: Brentano, Franz Clemens, 1838-1917
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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Topics: Capitalism, Industries, Economic history, Economics
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by Lozynsky, Mykhalo, 1880-; Karmansky, Petro, 1878-1956
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Vol. 2, pt. 1 compiled by Mykhalo Lozynsky, pt. 2 by P. Karmansky
Topic: Polish people
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by Hönn, Karl, 1883-; Baesecke, Georg; Mulert, H; Hampe, K; Howald, Ernst; Kroll, Wilhelm; Hoop, Johannes; Moog, Willy; Merker, Paul; Vossler, Karl
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Bd. 1. Französische Philologie bearb. von Karl Vossler.- Bd. 2. Lateinische Philologie bearb. von Wilhelm Kroll.- Bd. 3. Deutsche Philologie, Bearb. von Georg Baesecke.- Bd. 4. Grieschische Philologie, bearb. von Ernst Howald.- Bd. 5. Philosophie, bearb. von Willy Moog.- Bd. 6. Theologie, bearb. von H. Mulert, H. Haas, W. Baumgartner, A. Jülicer, L. Zscharnack, F. Niebergall.- Bd. 7. Mittelalterliche Geschichte, bearb. von K. Hampe.- Bd. 8. Neuer deutsche Literaturgeschichte, bearb. von Paul...
Topic: Bibliography
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by Chamberlain, Houston Stewart, 1855-1927
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"Übersicht der Schriften Richard Wagner's": p. [298]-304. "Übersicht der Werke Richard Wagner's": p. [452]-458
Topic: Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883
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Topics: Wendic language -- Grammar, genealogy
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by Schmidt, Carl, 1868-1938; Lacau, Pierre, 1873-1963; Wajnberg, Isaak, 1878-
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Vorwort.- Einleitung I. Die handschriftliche Überlieferung. II. Übersetzung des äthiopischen und koptischen Textes.- Untersuchungen.- Exkurs I. Der gnostiker Kerinth. Die Aloger.- Exkurs II. Der Descensus ad inferos in der alten Kirche.- Exkurs III. Die Passahfeier in der kleinasiastischen Kirche.- Anhang zu Exkurs I.- Koptischer Text. Indices.- Apokalyptische Rede Jesu an seine Jünger in Galiläa.- Namen- und Wortregister.- Berichtigungen
Topics: Coptic language, Ethiopic language, genealogy
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hönn, Karl, 1883-; Baesecke, Georg; Mulert, H; Hampe, K; Howald, Ernst; Kroll, Wilhelm; Hoop, Johannes; Moog, Willy; Merker, Paul; Vossler, Karl
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Bd. 1. Französische Philologie bearb. von Karl Vossler.- Bd. 2. Lateinische Philologie bearb. von Wilhelm Kroll.- Bd. 3. Deutsche Philologie, Bearb. von Georg Baesecke.- Bd. 4. Grieschische Philologie, bearb. von Ernst Howald.- Bd. 5. Philosophie, bearb. von Willy Moog.- Bd. 6. Theologie, bearb. von H. Mulert, H. Haas, W. Baumgartner, A. Jülicer, L. Zscharnack, F. Niebergall.- Bd. 7. Mittelalterliche Geschichte, bearb. von K. Hampe.- Bd. 8. Neuer deutsche Literaturgeschichte, bearb. von Paul...
Topic: Bibliography
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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by Vozniak, Mykhalo, 1881-1954
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From the library of John Luczkiw
Topic: Ukrainian drama (Comedy)
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Topics: Pacher, Michael, 15th century, Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria. Pfarrkirche
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by Eckardstein, Hermann, freiherr von, 1864-
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Topics: Diplomats -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc, Germany -- Foreign relations 1871-, Europe --...
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by Smal-Stockyj, Stephan, 1859-1938; Gartner, Theodor, 1843-1925
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At head of title: Stotsky i Hartner
Topic: Ukrainian language
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by Chamberlain, Houston Stewart, 1855-1927
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Topics: Chamberlain, Houston Stewart, 1855-1927, National socialism -- Biography, Political scientists --...
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Topics: Botany, Botany, Medical, Botany
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Topic: Pottery, Ancient
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by Bethmann Hollweg, Theobald von, 1856-1921
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Europe -- Politics and government 1871-1918
Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Topic: Xenophon
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by Theilhaber, Felix Aaron, 1884-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Jews
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Topic: Best books
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by Nuszberger, Max
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Topic: Meyer, Conrad Ferdinand, 1825-1898
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by Hönn, Karl, 1883-; Baesecke, Georg; Mulert, H; Hampe, K; Howald, Ernst; Kroll, Wilhelm; Hoop, Johannes; Moog, Willy; Merker, Paul; Vossler, Karl
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Bd. 1. Französische Philologie bearb. von Karl Vossler.- Bd. 2. Lateinische Philologie bearb. von Wilhelm Kroll.- Bd. 3. Deutsche Philologie, Bearb. von Georg Baesecke.- Bd. 4. Grieschische Philologie, bearb. von Ernst Howald.- Bd. 5. Philosophie, bearb. von Willy Moog.- Bd. 6. Theologie, bearb. von H. Mulert, H. Haas, W. Baumgartner, A. Jülicer, L. Zscharnack, F. Niebergall.- Bd. 7. Mittelalterliche Geschichte, bearb. von K. Hampe.- Bd. 8. Neuer deutsche Literaturgeschichte, bearb. von Paul...
Topic: Bibliography
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Topics: Acting -- History, Actors, German
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by Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955
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Topics: Jaufré Rudel, 12th century, Love in literature
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by Banse, Ewald, 1883-
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by Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920); Germany. Peace Conference Delegations, 1919; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerbundfragen
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Topic: Treaty of Versailles (1919)
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Topics: German drama, War
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Topics: State bankruptcy, Debts, Public
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by Kraus, Karl, 1874-1936
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by Burckhardt, Jacob, 1818-1897; Dürr, Emil, 1883-1934
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"Verzeichnis der Vorträge Jacob Burckhardts": p. 383-388
Topic: Historische und Antiquarische Gesellschaft zu Basel
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Mori, Gustav; Münden, Christian, 1684-1741; Scholte, Jan Hendrik, 1874-; Enschedé, Charles, 1855-1919; Joh. Enschedé en Zonen
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The "Belletristischer teil" was arranged by Prof. J. H. Scholte
Topics: Elsevier (Family of printers), Printing, Type and type-founding, Printing
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by Vynnychenko, Volodymyr, 1880-1951
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Topics: Byzantine Empire -- History, Iran -- History To 640
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Topic: Keller, Gottfried, 1819-1890
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Bernstein, Eduard, 1850-1932
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Bd. 1. Der italienische Krieg. Franz von Sickingen.- Bd. 2. Die Verfassungsreden. Das Arbeiterprogramm und die anschliessenden Verteildigungsreden.- Bd. 3. Die Agitation für den allgemeinen deutschen Arbeiterverein; Das Jahr 1863, Polemik.- Bd. 4. Die Agitation für den allgemeinen deutschen Arbeiter-Verein; Das Jahr 1864, Aktenstücke.- Bd. 5. Lassalles ökonomisches Hauptwerk.- Bd. 6. Philosophisch-literarische Streifzüge.- Bd. 7-8. Die Philosophie Herakleitos des Dunklen von Ephesos. 2 v.-...
Topics: Heraclitus, of Ephesus, Socialism, Law, Labor and laboring classes
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Published originally as two separate works: Die Verwirklichung des Rechtes auf den vollen Arbeitsertrag, and, Die neue Lehre vom Geld und Zins
Topics: Land, Money, Interest and usury
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by Wölfflin, Heinrich, 1864-1945
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"Literarische Verweisungen" : p. [340]
Topic: Dürer, Albrecht, 1471-1528
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by Lachmann, Hedwig; Landauer, Gustav, 1870-1919
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Topic: Patriotic poetry, German
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by Lehmann, Rudolf, 1855-1927
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Includes bibliographical references
Topic: Poetics
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Topics: German literature -- 20th century History and criticism, Expressionism
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Topics: Agricultural colonies, Jews
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by Praschniker, Camillo, 1884-; Schober, Arnold, 1886-
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Topics: Albania -- Antiquities, Montenegro -- Antiquities
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by Vynnychenko, Volodymyr, 1880-1951
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by Lassalle, Ferdinand, 1825-1864; Bernstein, Eduard, 1850-1932
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Bd. 1. Der italienische Krieg. Franz von Sickingen.- Bd. 2. Die Verfassungsreden. Das Arbeiterprogramm und die anschliessenden Verteildigungsreden.- Bd. 3. Die Agitation für den allgemeinen deutschen Arbeiterverein; Das Jahr 1863, Polemik.- Bd. 4. Die Agitation für den allgemeinen deutschen Arbeiter-Verein; Das Jahr 1864, Aktenstücke.- Bd. 5. Lassalles ökonomisches Hauptwerk.- Bd. 6. Philosophisch-literarische Streifzüge.- Bd. 7-8. Die Philosophie Herakleitos des Dunklen von Ephesos. 2 v.-...
Topics: Heraclitus, of Ephesus, Socialism, Law, Labor and laboring classes
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by Weinhold, Karl, 1823-1901
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Topic: German language
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by Philo, of Byzantium; Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922; Schramm, Erwin Adelbert, 1856-1935
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Topic: Catapult
Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
University of Toronto - Robarts Library
by Winds, Adolf, 1856-
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Topic: Acting