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The architecture of the European synagogoue

Rachel Wischnitzer

The architecture of the European synagogoue

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Published by Jewish Publication Society of America in Philadelphia .
Written in English

  • Synagogue architecture -- Europe,
  • Synagogues -- Europe

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 299-300.

    Statementby Rachel Wishnitzer.
    LC ClassificationsNA4690 .W49
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxii, 312 p.
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23385161M
    LC Control Number64016754

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