Islam"s understanding of itself by Giorgio Levi Della Vida Conference (8th 1981 University of California, Los Angeles)

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Statement[Eighth Giorgio Levi Della Vida Biennial Conference, May 1-3, 1981, Gustave E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Los Angeles] ; edited by Richard G. Hovannisian and Speros Vyronis, Jr.
SeriesGiorgio Levi Della Vida conferences ;, 8th conference
ContributionsHovannisian, Richard G., Vryonis, Speros, 1928-
LC ClassificationsBP15 .G56 1981
The Physical Object
Pagination149 p. :
Number of Pages149
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3508487M
ISBN 100890031355
LC Control Number82050987

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