NINETEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN CITIZENSHIPS: A RECONSIDERATION

@article{Fahrmeir1997NINETEENTHCENTURYGC,
  title={NINETEENTH-CENTURY GERMAN CITIZENSHIPS: A RECONSIDERATION},
  author={Andreas Fahrmeir},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={40},
  pages={721 - 752}
}
  • A. Fahrmeir
  • Published 1 September 1997
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
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