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...appetite for royal politics to stay with the es to be a tragic exception to the "natuPettegre commissioned a number of essay on Scandinavia while the one on ral" ideal of nonviolence, justified only by scholars (none from North America) to ad- Spain focuses almost entirely on theo- the state's special province for the comdress specific areas from Spain to Hungary logical issues...
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...p. 13, photo, Alan most valuable from a scholarly perspec- the love for God and neighbor and fideli- Gilbert, courtesy U.S...
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