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Censorship by European States of Views on Their Past as Colonizers

de Baets, A., Apr-2016, Les Censures dans le monde: XIXe−XXIe siècle. Martin, L. (ed.). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, p. 229−245 17 p. (Collection "Histoire").

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APA

de Baets, A. (2016). Censorship by European States of Views on Their Past as Colonizers. In L. Martin (Ed.), Les Censures dans le monde: XIXe−XXIe siècle (pp. 229−245). (Collection "Histoire"). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes.

Author

de Baets, Antoon. / Censorship by European States of Views on Their Past as Colonizers. Les Censures dans le monde: XIXe−XXIe siècle. editor / Laurent Martin. Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016. pp. 229−245 (Collection "Histoire").

Harvard

de Baets, A 2016, Censorship by European States of Views on Their Past as Colonizers. in L Martin (ed.), Les Censures dans le monde: XIXe−XXIe siècle. Collection "Histoire", Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, pp. 229−245.

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Censorship by European States of Views on Their Past as Colonizers. / de Baets, Antoon.

Les Censures dans le monde: XIXe−XXIe siècle. ed. / Laurent Martin. Rennes : Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016. p. 229−245 (Collection "Histoire").

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Vancouver

de Baets A. Censorship by European States of Views on Their Past as Colonizers. In Martin L, editor, Les Censures dans le monde: XIXe−XXIe siècle. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes. 2016. p. 229−245. (Collection "Histoire").


BibTeX

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