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TRANSNATIONAL PROJECTS OF EMPIRE IN FRANCE, C.1815-C.1870. / Todd, David.

In: Modern Intellectual History, Vol. 12, No. 2, 08.2015, p. 265-293.

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Todd, D 2015, 'TRANSNATIONAL PROJECTS OF EMPIRE IN FRANCE, C.1815-C.1870', Modern Intellectual History, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 265-293. https://doi.org/10.1017/S147924431400047X

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Todd, D. (2015). TRANSNATIONAL PROJECTS OF EMPIRE IN FRANCE, C.1815-C.1870. Modern Intellectual History, 12(2), 265-293. https://doi.org/10.1017/S147924431400047X

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Todd D. TRANSNATIONAL PROJECTS OF EMPIRE IN FRANCE, C.1815-C.1870. Modern Intellectual History. 2015 Aug;12(2):265-293. https://doi.org/10.1017/S147924431400047X

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