Venice and Islam in the Middle Ages: Some observations on the question of architectural influence

  title={Venice and Islam in the Middle Ages: Some observations on the question of architectural influence},
  author={Deborah Howard},
  journal={Architectural History},
  pages={59 - 74}
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