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Various Thoughts on the Occasion of a Comet

by Pierre Bayle

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Published by State University of New York Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Western philosophy,
  • Religion and politics,
  • History & Theory - General,
  • Comets,
  • Parapsychology,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Body, Mind & Spirit,
  • Philosophy,
  • Parapsychology - General,
  • Miscellanea,
  • Divination - General,
  • History & Surveys - 17th/18th Century,
  • Religious aspects,
  • Superstition,
  • Cosmology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsRobert C. Bartlett (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages480
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7802288M
    ISBN 10079144547X
    ISBN 109780791445471
    OCLC/WorldCa43403498

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