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A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages - Colette Sirat

A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages

Paperback Published: 4th February 1991
ISBN: 9780521397278
Number Of Pages: 496

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This book surveys the vast body of medieval Jewish philosophy, devoting ample discussion to major figures such as Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daoud, and Gersonides, as well as presenting the ancillary texts of lesser known authors. Sirat quotes little-known texts, providing commentary and situating them within their historical and philosophical contexts. A comprehensive bibliography directs the reader to the texts themselves and to recent studies.

'This is a book that no student of the origins of Kabbalah and its relation to mediaeval thought in general can afford to ignore.' Hermetic Journal 'A remarkably comprehensive and informative work.' Journal of Semitic Studies 'A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages will be of great use not only to those interested in Jewish thought; it should also be consulted by students of Muslim and Christian thought too.' Renaissance Studies

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Mutakallimun and other Jewish thinkers inspired by Muslim theological movementsp. 15
The Rabbanitesp. 17
The Karaitesp. 37
The Neoplatonistsp. 57
Astrology and Israelp. 93
Judah Halevi and Abu-l-Barakatp. 113
Judah Halevip. 113
Abu-l-Barakat: a philosophy outside the main current of thoughtp. 131
Aristotelianismp. 141
Maimonidesp. 157
The Mishneh Torah: its purpose and its place in Maimonides' workp. 166
The Guide of the Perplexedp. 175
The Thirteenth Centuryp. 205
In Islamic countriesp. 206
Provencep. 212
Philosophers of Southern Spainp. 247
The Italian philosophersp. 266
The Fourteenth Centuryp. 273
The Fifteenth Century
Spanish Jews between Judaism and Christianityp. 345
The last philosophers in North Africa, Provence and Turkeyp. 397
Jewish thought in Yemenp. 399
Jewish philosophers in Italy of the Quattrocentop. 402
Bibliographyp. 413
General Indexp. 467
Index of Medieval Works Quoted in Textp. 484
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ISBN: 9780521397278
ISBN-10: 0521397278
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 4th February 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 14.1  x 2.92
Weight (kg): 0.7