Instrumental Borders of Gender and Religious Conversion in the Balkans

  title={Instrumental Borders of Gender and Religious Conversion in the Balkans},
  author={Albert Doja},
  journal={Religion, State \& Society},
  pages={55 - 63}
  • A. Doja
  • Published 22 January 2008
  • Sociology
  • Religion, State & Society
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