This is how the discovery occurred. One day I was in the Alcana at Toledo, when a lad came to sell some parchments and old papers to a silk merchant. Now as I have a taste for reading even torn papers lying in the streets, I was impelled by my natural inclination to take up one of the parchment books the lad was selling, and saw in it characters which I recognized as Arabic. But though I could recognize them I could not read them. Don Quixote de la Mancha-(Graf, 1999, p. 77).

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Masud Taj, H. (2014). Toledean testimony: Reconquista, architectural Convivencia and the man from La Mancha. In Engaging the Other: Public Policy and Western-Muslim Intersections (pp. 17–41). doi:10.1057/9781137403698_2

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