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Medieval Islamic Architecture in Spain
Primary Sources

Primary sources are historical documents providing rare and valuable information about a building or work of art. These sources take many forms including scholarly texts, government records, diaries, and letters. Usually preserved in state or local archives, modern scholars examine these texts for both factual and interpretive information.

Secondary Sources

Secondary sources are written by scholars using information derived from historical documents, archaeological investigation and intellectual interpretation.



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  Alhambra QTVR














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