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