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HIST 204: Jews, Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Mediterranean

Prof. Victoria Morse -- Winter 2019



In Apocalipsin: Beatus de Liebana Codex Urgellensis
Saint Beatus, Presbyter of Liebana (d.798)
Madrid: Testimonio Compaña, 1997
Gould Library Special Collections
18 April 2011

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