Readings in the history of the Russian language, 11th to 15th centuries.
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Readings in the history of the Russian language, 11th to 15th centuries. Khrestomatii͡a︡ po istorii russkogo i͡a︡zyka. With notes, tables of old Russian declension and conjugation, illus., and a glossary. by Charles E. Gribble

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Published by Schoenhof"s Foreign Books in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Russian language -- To 1300.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesKhrestomatii͡a︡ po istorii russkogo i͡a︡zyka.
StatementEdited from Russian and Soviet texts by Charles E. Gribble.
LC ClassificationsPG2740 .G7
The Physical Object
Pagination130 p.
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5905161M
LC Control Number64003619

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