Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization,

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Philosophy: Averroës and Avicenna Philosophy, medicine, and theology, all of which flourished in the ‘Abbasid east, were also of importance in the Maghrib; and from there strong influences reached medieval Europe. She looked the picture of cheerful, rustic innocence and started propounding to me a conundrum which began with the words: She didn't get any further because I had jumped up and frightened her by shouting: ``Is she ill? So she requested one of her poet friends---no less than Versoy himself---to arrange for a visit to Henry All gre's house.

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Publisher: Longman; 6 edition (March 21, 2005)

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