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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, IN .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Benin (Kingdom)

Subjects:

  • Benin (Kingdom) -- Cultural policy.,
  • Decorative arts, Black -- Benin (Kingdom) -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Benin (Kingdom) -- Politics and government.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-168) and index.

StatementPaula Girshick Ben-Amos.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNK1087.6.N5 B46 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 177 p. :
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL387745M
ISBN 100253335035
LC Control Number98050780

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