Resource reviewed
Title Carolingian Scholarship and Martianus Capella: The Oldest Commentary Tradition

Bibliographical description of responsible personnel

Mariken Teeuwen et al.
URI http://martianus.huygens.knaw.nl
Publication Datehelp

Format should be either yyyy, yyyyff. or yyyy-yyyy, e.g. 2007 or 2007-2013.

Date of last access 13.04.2014
Surname Fischer
First Name Franz
Organization CCeH, University of Cologne
Place Cologne
Email franz.fischer (at) uni-koeln.de

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Published: Jun 2014