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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Nov 27, 2019 Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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Nov 27, 2019 Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir, 1863-1944
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Mar 2, 2018 Quental, Antero de, 1842-1891; Couto Martins
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Jan 5, 2017 Quatremère de Quincy, M. (Antoine-Chrysostome), 1755-1849; Longhena, Francesco, 1796-1864
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Topic: Raphael, 1483-1520
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Apr 11, 2015 Qārī al-Harawī, ʻAlī ibn Sulṭān Muḥammad, -1605 or 1606
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Topics: ʻIyāḍ ibn Mūsá, 1083-1149, Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
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Apr 11, 2015 Qārī al-Harawī, ʻAlī ibn Sulṭān Muḥammad, -1605 or 1606
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Topics: ʻIyāḍ ibn Mūsá, 1083-1149, Muḥammad, Prophet, -632
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Apr 11, 2015 Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, -1605 or 1606
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, -632
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Dec 8, 2013 Quennell, Marjorie; Quennell, C. H. B. (Charles Henry Bourne), 1872-1935
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V. 1. Everyday life in the Old Stone age. v. 2. Everyday life in the New Stone, Bronze and Early Iron ages
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Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Stone age, Bronze age, Iron age
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Apr 21, 2013 Fanr, Muammad ibn amzah, 1350 or 51-1430 or 31; Qawl Amad ibn Muammad ibn Khir. shiyat Qawl Amad alá al-Fawid al-Fanryah; Athr al-Dn al-Abhar, al-Mufaal ibn Umar, d. 1265. sghj; Fanr, Muammad ibn amzah, 1350-1431. Shar sghj
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"shiyat Qawl Amad": p. 66-157
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Topics: Athr al-Dn al-Abhar, al-Mufaal ibn Umar, d. 1265, Fanr, Muammad ibn amzah, 1350-1431, Porphyrius,...
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Sep 16, 2012 Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6
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Topics: Tirmidh, Muammad ibn sá, d. 892, Hadith
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Sep 1, 2012 'Abd al-Ramn ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khaldn, 1332-1406; Quatremère, Etienne
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Original title: Muaddima
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Sep 1, 2012 'Abd al-Ramn ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khaldn, 1332-1406; Quatremère, Etienne
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Original title: Muaddima
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Aug 12, 2012 Bukhr, Muammad ibn Isml, 810-870; 'Amrah, Muafá Muammad; Qasalln, Amad ibn Muammad, 1447 or 8-1517 or 18
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Topic: Hadith
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Feb 11, 2012 Qsim, Muammad Jaml al-Dn
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Topic: 'Al ibn Ab lib family
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Nov 27, 2011 'Abd al-Ramn ibn Muammad, called Ibn Khaldn, 1332-1406; Quatremère, Etienne
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Original title: Muaddima
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Mar 13, 2011 Qazzz, Muammad ibn Jafar, d. 1021 or 2; Nasn, hir; Kln, Amad Qadr
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Topics: Body marking, Body image
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Nov 17, 2010 Qadr, Muammad, d. 1889
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Topics: Property (Islamic law), Obligations (Islamic law), Contracts (Islamic law), Hanafites
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Oct 23, 2010 Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, d. 632
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Oct 23, 2010 Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, d. 632
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Oct 23, 2010 Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, d. 632
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Sep 3, 2010 Qurqimz, Jibrl
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Topics: Christianity, Church history
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Jul 30, 2010 Khafj, Amad ibn Muammad, 1571 or 2-1659; Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6. Shar al-Shif
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Reprint of 1st. ed. [Cairo]: al-Mabaah al-Azharyah al-Miryah, 1909
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, d. 632, Religious life (Islam)
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Jul 30, 2010 Qazwn, Zakary ibn Muammad, 1208 or 9-1283 or 4; Wüstenfeld, Ferdinand, 1808-1899
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At head of title: Zakarija ben Muhammed ben Mahmud el-Cazwini's
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Topic: Arabic language
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Jul 30, 2010 Qazwn, Zakary ibn Muammad, 1208 or 9-1283 or 4; Wüstenfeld, Ferdinand, 1808-1899
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Topic: Arabic language
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Jul 24, 2010 Qabbn, Muammad Al ibn Abd al-Qdir.*
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Jul 18, 2010 addd, Ab Bakr ibn Al, d. 1397 or 8; Qudr, Amad ibn Muammad, 972 or 3-1037. Mukhtaar
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Commentary on Mukhtaar al-Qudr f fur al-anafyah
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Topics: Qudr, Amad ibn Muammad, 972 or 3-1037, Hanafites
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Jun 25, 2010 Qazwn, Jall al-Dn Muammad ibn Abd al-Ramn, 1267 or 8-1338
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Jun 16, 2010 Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6; Tirmidh, Muhammad ibn 'Is. Sham'il; Munw, Abd al-Raf ibn Tj al-rifn, d. 1621. Shar al-Sham'il
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Topics: Hadith, Hadith
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May 21, 2010 Khafj, Amad ibn Muammad, 1571 or 2-1659; Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6. Shar al-Shif
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, d. 632, Religious life (Islam)
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May 21, 2010 Khafj, Amad ibn Muammad, 1571 or 2-1659; Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6. Shar al-Shif
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, d. 632, Religious life (Islam)
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May 21, 2010 Khafj, Amad ibn Muammad, 1571 or 2-1659; Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6. Shar al-Shif
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Reprint of 1st. ed. [Cairo]: al-Mabaah al-Azharyah al-Miryah, 1909
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Topics: Iy ibn Msá, 1083-1149, Muammad, Prophet, d. 632, Religious life (Islam)
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May 21, 2010 Qazwn, Jall al-Dn Muammad ibn Abd al-Ramn, 1267 or 8-1338
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May 13, 2010 Ibn ajar al-Asqaln, Amad ibn Al, 1372-1449; Lees, W. Nassau (William Nassau), 1825-1889; aq, Abdul, maulvi; Qdir, Ghulm
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Added t.p.: The Nokhbat al-fikar and Nozhat al-nazr by Shahab al-Din Ahmad ibn Hajar al-Asqalani
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Topic: Hadith
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May 7, 2010 'Abd al-Rahman ibn 'Ali al-Yazdadi; Qabus ibn Washmagir
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Topic: Arabic language
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May 7, 2010 Qsim, Muammad Jaml al-Dn
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Topics: Telegraph (Islamic law), Fatws
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Dec 2, 2009 Qalqashand, Amad ibn Al, 1355 or 6-1418
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Topic: Arabic language
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Dec 2, 2009 Damanhr, Amad ibn Abd al-Munim; Qalqashand, Amad ibn Al, 1355 or 6-1418; Ibn Jbir, Muammad ibn Amad, 1299-1378
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Topics: Maxims, Arabic, Proverbs
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Nov 13, 2009 Qushayri, Abd al-Karim ibn Hawazin, 986-1072; Ansari, Zakariya ibn Muhammad, ca. 1423-ca. 1520
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Topic: Sufism -- Early works to 1800
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Oct 24, 2009 Averroës, 1126-1198; Quirós Rodríguez, Carlos
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Topics: Arabic language, Philosophy, Arabic
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Aug 11, 2009 Qalqashand, Amad ibn Al, 1355 or 6-1418
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Topic: Arabic language
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May 9, 2009 Qusk al-im, 1858-1941
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Label mounted on t.p. of v. 3; 1935
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Topics: Criticism, Arabic literature
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May 6, 2009 Qusk al-im, 1858-1941
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Label mounted on t.p. of v. 3; 1935
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Topics: Criticism, Arabic literature
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Mar 14, 2009 Qsim Amn, 1863-1908
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Topics: Women, Women's rights
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Mar 14, 2009 Ab anfah, d. 767 or 8; Qr al-Haraw, Al ibn Suln Muammad, d. 1605 or 6. Man al-azhar
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Topic: Islamic law
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Mar 13, 2009 Qadr, 'Abd al-Qdir ibn Ysuf, 1605-1672 or 74
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Topic: Fatws
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Mar 13, 2009 Qabbn, Amad Ab Khall, 1833-1903
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Topic: Antarah ibn Shaddd, 6th cent
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Mar 13, 2009 Qar, Mamd 'Abd Allh
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Topic: usayn ibn Al, d. 680
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- Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education. Annual calendar
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Title varies: Annual calendar
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Topic: Collège Sainte-Barbe (Paris, France)
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- Quivogne de Montifaud, Marie Amélie (Chartroule de Montifaud) 1850-
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Topic: Automobiles
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- Quarles, Francis, 1592-1644; Goodyear, F. H. (bookplate)
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Topic: Bible
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- Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education; Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Faculty of Education. Annual calendar
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Title varies: Annual calendar
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- Quental, Antero de, 1842-1891
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Topic: Theater -- France History
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- Quevedo y Zubieta, Salvador, 1859-
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Topic: Indians of Mexico
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- Beard, J. R; Tholuck, August, 1799-1877; Coquerel, A. L. C; Muller, Julius; Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875; Strauss, David Friedrich; Neander, Johan
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- Quevedo, Francisco de, 1580-1645
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Topic: Spanish poetry (Collections)
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Topic: Spanish poetry
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- Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Penrith, Eng; Reaney, Percy Hide
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Topic: Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (Penrith, England)
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- Quatrefages, A. de (Armand de), 1810-1892; Youmans, Eliza A. (Eliza Ann), b. 1826
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Topic: Anthropology
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- Quebec (province). Education, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal de l'instruction publique; Canada (Province of, 1841-1866). Public Instruction, Dept. of. Journal of education for Lower Canada
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Vol. 1-3, 5-8, 11-18, 21-23 (English edition and French edition) bound together. V. 4, 9, 10, 19, 20 bound in 2 vols. 1 English ed. & 1 French ed. V. 1-10 of English ed. as Journal of Education for Lower Canada
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Topics: Child psychology, Imagination, Play
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- Qiat al-Amr amzah
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Topic: amzah ibn 'Abd al-Mualib
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Topic: Way, Arthur Sanders, 1847-1930,tr
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- Quivogne de Montifaud, Marie Amélie (Chartroule de Montifaud) 1850-
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- Quevedo y Villegas, Francisco de, 1580-1645; Cejador y Frauca, Julio, 1864-1927
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Topics: Bavaria (Germany) -- History To 1180, genealogy
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- Quinet, Edgar, 1803-1875
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Topic: Quinet, Hermione (Asachi) 1821-1900
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Topic: Anonyms and pseudonyms, French
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- Tilism-i Hoshrub; Qamar, Amad usain; Jh, Muammad usain
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Topic: amzah ibn 'Abd al-Mualib
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- Quiggin, Edmund Crosby, 1875-1920; Ridgeway, William, Sir, 1853-1926
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Topics: Classical philology, Archaeology, Anthropology