Background to European ballet
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Background to European ballet a notebook from its archives. by Peter Brinson

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Published by A. W. Sijthoff in Leyden .
Written in English



  • Europe


  • Ballet -- Europe -- History.,
  • Dance -- Europe -- History.

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Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

StatementForeword by Mary Skeaping.
SeriesEuropean aspects; a collection of studies relating to European integration, ser. A: Culture, no. 7
LC ClassificationsGV1787 .B66
The Physical Object
Pagination195 p.
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5986334M
LC Control Number66016270

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