Cover illustration: Geo Widengren. Photo by Gunnar Rundgren. Photograph located at the Uppsala university library.

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Names: Larsson, Göran, editor.

Title: The legacy, life and work of Geo Widengren and the study of the history of religions after World War II / edited by Göran Larsson.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2022. | Series: Numen book series, 0169-8834 ; volume 174 | Includes index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2021035715 (print) | LCCN 2021035716 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004499362 (hardback : acid-free paper) | ISBN 9789004499386 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Widengren, Geo, 1907–1996. | Religion—History—20th century. | Religions—History—20th century.

Classification: LCC BL43.W53 L44 2022 (print) | LCC BL43.W53 (ebook) | DDC 200.92—dc23

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ISSN 0169-8834

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