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Preserving the cultural heritage of Africa crisis or renaissance?

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Published by James Currey, Unisa Press in Suffolk, Rochester, NY, [Pretoria] .
Written in English


  • Cultural property -- Africa,
  • Cultural property -- Protection -- Africa,
  • Africa -- Cultural policy,
  • Africa -- Antiquities,
  • Africa -- Civilization

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Kenji Yoshida & John Mack.
ContributionsYoshida, Kenji, 1955 Aug. 1-, Mack, John, 1949-
LC ClassificationsDT13 .P74 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 214 p. :
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23618689M
ISBN 10184701206X, 1868885399
ISBN 109781847012067, 9781868885398
LC Control Number2009464040

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