Bourbaki



noun
Nicholas Bourbaki, the pseudonym of a group of mainly French mathematicians that, since 1939, has been producing a monumental work on advanced mathematics, Eléments de Mathématique
Historical Examples

Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific Felix Speiser
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
The Franco-German War of 1870-71 Count Helmuth, von Moltke
Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific Felix Speiser
Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific Felix Speiser
Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific Felix Speiser
Camps, Quarters and Casual Places Archibald Forbes
Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris Henry Labouchre
The Young Franc Tireurs G. A. Henty
Camps, Quarters and Casual Places Archibald Forbes

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