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Mixed metaphors : The Danse Macabre in medieval and early modern Europe. / Oosterwijk, Sophie; Knöll, Stefanie.

Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.

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Oosterwijk, S & Knöll, S 2011, Mixed metaphors: The Danse Macabre in medieval and early modern Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Oosterwijk, S., & Knöll, S. (2011). Mixed metaphors: The Danse Macabre in medieval and early modern Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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Oosterwijk S, Knöll S. Mixed metaphors: The Danse Macabre in medieval and early modern Europe. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.

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Oosterwijk, Sophie ; Knöll, Stefanie. / Mixed metaphors : The Danse Macabre in medieval and early modern Europe. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.

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