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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English


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Other titlesWater in Islamic art and culture
Statement[editors] Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom.
ContributionsBlair, Sheila., Bloom, Jonathan, Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture (2nd : 2007 : Dawḥah, Qatar)
LC ClassificationsNX650.W37 R58 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23202599M
ISBN 109780300158991
LC Control Number2009013355

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