Caribbean religious history an introduction by Ennis Barrington Edmonds

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Published by New York University Press in New York .

Written in English

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  • Caribbean Area -- Religion

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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StatementEnnis B. Edmonds and Michelle A. Gonzalez.
ContributionsGonzalez, Michelle A.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBL2565 .E36 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23972448M
ISBN 100814722342, 0814722350
ISBN 109780814722343, 9780814722350
LC Control Number2009050084

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