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Political systems of highland Burma

Edmund Ronald Leach

Political systems of highland Burma

a study of Kachin social structure.

by Edmund Ronald Leach

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Published by London School of Economics and Polticial Science in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kachin (Asian people)

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 313-318.

    StatementWith a foreword by Raymond Firth.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDS485.B85 L4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 324 p.
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6165337M
    LC Control Number54035824
    OCLC/WorldCa1747757


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