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Wright, Elaine Julia. The Look of the Book: Manuscript Production in Shiraz, 1303-1452. Freer Gallery of Art Occasional Papers N. S. 3. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 2012.  Revised Ph.D. diss., Oriental Institute of Oxford University, 1997.


Dagmar A. Riedel

Last updated, 25 June 2018

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