Journal of Cognitive Historiography, Vol 3, No 1-2 (2016)

Introduction: Digital Humanities, Cognitive Historiography, and the Study of Religion

Frederick S. Tappenden, Edward Slingerland
Issued Date: 29 Mar 2018

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DOI: 10.1558/jch.34446


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