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Published by Sutton in Stroud .
Written in English


  • Giovanna, -- d"Aragona, -- 1502-ca. 1576,
  • Nobility -- Italy -- Amalfi -- Biography,
  • Amalfi (Italy) -- Social life and customs -- 16th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-242) and index

StatementBarbara Banks Amendola
LC ClassificationsDG540.8.G568 A8 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 250 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15357480M
ISBN 100750928409

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