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The succession to the Caliph Musa al-Hadi (Harun al-Rashid). / Kimber, R .

In: Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 121, 07.2001, p. 428-448.

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Kimber, R 2001, 'The succession to the Caliph Musa al-Hadi (Harun al-Rashid)' Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 121, pp. 428-448.

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Kimber, R. (2001). The succession to the Caliph Musa al-Hadi (Harun al-Rashid). Journal of the American Oriental Society, 121, 428-448.

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Kimber R. The succession to the Caliph Musa al-Hadi (Harun al-Rashid). Journal of the American Oriental Society. 2001 Jul;121:428-448.

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Kimber, R . / The succession to the Caliph Musa al-Hadi (Harun al-Rashid). In: Journal of the American Oriental Society. 2001 ; Vol. 121. pp. 428-448

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