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TV antiquity: Sword, sandals, blood and sand

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TV antiquity : Sword, sandals, blood and sand. / Magerstaedt, Sylvie.

Manchester University Press, 2019. 264 p. (The Television Series).

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Harvard

Magerstaedt, S 2019, TV antiquity: Sword, sandals, blood and sand. The Television Series, Manchester University Press.

APA

Magerstaedt, S. (2019). TV antiquity: Sword, sandals, blood and sand. (The Television Series). Manchester University Press.

Vancouver

Magerstaedt S. TV antiquity: Sword, sandals, blood and sand. Manchester University Press, 2019. 264 p. (The Television Series).

Author

Magerstaedt, Sylvie. / TV antiquity : Sword, sandals, blood and sand. Manchester University Press, 2019. 264 p. (The Television Series).

Bibtex

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