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Varieties of Decadent Religion. / Knight, Mark.

Decadence: A Literary History. ed. / Alex Murray. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., 2020. p. 102-117.

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Knight, M 2020, Varieties of Decadent Religion. in A Murray (ed.), Decadence: A Literary History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., pp. 102-117. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108640527.006

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Knight, M. (2020). Varieties of Decadent Religion. In A. Murray (Ed.), Decadence: A Literary History (pp. 102-117). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108640527.006

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Knight M. Varieties of Decadent Religion. In Murray A, editor, Decadence: A Literary History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2020. p. 102-117 https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108640527.006

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Knight, Mark. / Varieties of Decadent Religion. Decadence: A Literary History. editor / Alex Murray. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press., 2020. pp. 102-117

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