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From Empires to Nation-State : Remaking the Roman Catholic Church in an Independent Poland. / Bjork, Jim.

In: Central Europe, Vol. 18, 06.01.2020, p. 79-92.

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Bjork, J 2020, 'From Empires to Nation-State: Remaking the Roman Catholic Church in an Independent Poland', Central Europe, vol. 18, pp. 79-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790963.2019.1709017

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Bjork, J. (2020). From Empires to Nation-State: Remaking the Roman Catholic Church in an Independent Poland. Central Europe, 18, 79-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790963.2019.1709017

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Bjork J. From Empires to Nation-State: Remaking the Roman Catholic Church in an Independent Poland. Central Europe. 2020 Jan 6;18:79-92. https://doi.org/10.1080/14790963.2019.1709017

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Bjork, Jim. / From Empires to Nation-State : Remaking the Roman Catholic Church in an Independent Poland. In: Central Europe. 2020 ; Vol. 18. pp. 79-92.

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