Amalfitans in the Caliphate of Cordoba – Or Not?

@article{Skinner2012AmalfitansIT,
  title={Amalfitans in the Caliphate of Cordoba – Or Not?},
  author={Patricia Skinner},
  journal={Al-Masāq},
  year={2012},
  volume={24},
  pages={125 - 138}
}
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