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HIST 103 Western Civ 1

Ancient and medieval sources

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  • D101-110.5 Medieval and modern history, 476-
  • D204-475 Modern History 1453 -

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  • Middle Ages
  • Civilization Medieval
  • Middle Ages 500-1500 Biography

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