An Open Issue of Legitimacy: The State and the Church in Poland

  title={An Open Issue of Legitimacy: The State and the Church in Poland},
  author={Zdzislawa A. Walaszek},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={118 - 134}
  • Zdzislawa A. Walaszek
  • Published 1 January 1986
  • Political Science
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
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