The Coherence of the Arabic-Latin Translation Program in Toledo in the Twelfth Century

  title={The Coherence of the Arabic-Latin Translation Program in Toledo in the Twelfth Century},
  author={Charles Burnett},
  journal={Science in Context},
  pages={249 - 288}
  • C. Burnett
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Physics
  • Science in Context
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