Warrior cults a history of magical, mystical, and murderous organizations by Elliott, Paul

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Published by Blandford, Distributed in the U.S. by Sterling Pub. in London, New York, NY .

Written in English

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  • Secret societies -- History.,
  • Cults -- History.,
  • Terrorism -- History.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-185) and index.

Book details

StatementPaul Elliott.
LC ClassificationsHS125 .E55 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p. :
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL562802M
ISBN 100713725311
LC Control Number96147014

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