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History of suicide voluntary death in Western culture by Georges Minois

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Suicide -- History,
  • Right to die

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-372) and index.

StatementGeorges Minois ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.
SeriesMedicine & Culture
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC569 .M55 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination387 p. ;
Number of Pages387
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL345080M
ISBN 100801859190
LC Control Number98004069

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