Plato, Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance. / Harris, Jonathan.

In: Scottish Association of Teachers of History: History Teaching Review Year Book, Vol. 19, 2005, p. 11-16.

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Plato, Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance. / Harris, Jonathan.

In: Scottish Association of Teachers of History: History Teaching Review Year Book, Vol. 19, 2005, p. 11-16.

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Harris, J 2005, 'Plato, Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance', Scottish Association of Teachers of History: History Teaching Review Year Book, vol. 19, pp. 11-16. <http://www.sath.org.uk/index.asp>

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Harris, J. (2005). Plato, Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance. Scottish Association of Teachers of History: History Teaching Review Year Book, 19, 11-16. http://www.sath.org.uk/index.asp

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Harris J. Plato, Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance. Scottish Association of Teachers of History: History Teaching Review Year Book. 2005;19:11-16.

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Harris, Jonathan. / Plato, Byzantium and the Italian Renaissance. In: Scottish Association of Teachers of History: History Teaching Review Year Book. 2005 ; Vol. 19. pp. 11-16.

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