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Blindness in the Masnavi of Jalaloddin Rumi. / Williams, Alan.

Holy Wealth: Accounting for This World and The Next in Religious Belief and Practice. ed. / Alan Williams; Almut Hintze. 1. ed. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz , 2017. p. 279-294.

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Harvard

Williams, A 2017, Blindness in the Masnavi of Jalaloddin Rumi. in A Williams & A Hintze (eds), Holy Wealth: Accounting for This World and The Next in Religious Belief and Practice. 1 edn, Harrassowitz , Wiesbaden, pp. 279-294.

APA

Williams, A. (2017). Blindness in the Masnavi of Jalaloddin Rumi. In A. Williams, & A. Hintze (Eds.), Holy Wealth: Accounting for This World and The Next in Religious Belief and Practice (1 ed., pp. 279-294). Harrassowitz .

Vancouver

Williams A. Blindness in the Masnavi of Jalaloddin Rumi. In Williams A, Hintze A, editors, Holy Wealth: Accounting for This World and The Next in Religious Belief and Practice. 1 ed. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz . 2017. p. 279-294

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Williams, Alan. / Blindness in the Masnavi of Jalaloddin Rumi. Holy Wealth: Accounting for This World and The Next in Religious Belief and Practice. editor / Alan Williams ; Almut Hintze. 1. ed. Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz , 2017. pp. 279-294

Bibtex

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