‘The wealth of kings‘ and the end of the Zāguē dynasty

  title={‘The wealth of kings‘ and the end of the Zāguē dynasty},
  author={George Wynn Brereton Huntingford},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={1 - 23}
  • G. Huntingford
  • Published 1 February 1965
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
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  • 1981
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