“The genealogical tree of world languages,” in: Alexander Militarev: The Jewish conundrum in world history. Academic Studies Press, Reference Library of Jewish Intellectual History, Boston 2010.
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Omodeo, P. D. (2014). Efemeridi e critica all’astrologia tra filosofia naturale ed etica: La contesa tra Benedetti e Altavilla nel tardo Rinascimento torinese. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte. More
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