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He rose with alacrity, picked up his little hand-bag, and, walking out before me, no doubt looked a very ordinary person to all eyes but mine. Scholars came to these centers from England, France, and Italy in search of knowledge; and slowly by their efforts and those of their collaborators, a new scientific library was built up more extensive than that which the European world had ever known." * The translation from Arabic to Latin was initiated by Constantine the African, a Christian monk living in Sicily in the middle of the eleventh century.

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