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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English



  • Europe


  • Americanization.,
  • Europe -- Civilization -- American influences.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Mike-Frank G. Epitropoulos and Victor Roudometof.
ContributionsEpitropoulos, Mike-Frank G., 1967-, Roudometof, Victor, 1964-
LC ClassificationsCB205 .A44 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 212 p. ;
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL351686M
ISBN 100275950514
LC Control Number98011131

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