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Author Kraemer, Joel L

Title Perspectives on Maimonides : Philosophical and Historical Studies
Published London : Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, The, 1991


Description 1 online resource (345 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; Contributors; Introduction; Part I: Philosophy: Ethics, Politics, Metaphysics; 1: The Ethical Views of Maimonides within the context of Islamicate Civilization; 2: Maimonides' Governance of the Solitary; 3: Maimonides in the Sultan's Palace; 4: Maimonides on the Philosophic Sciences in his Treatise on the Art of Logic; 5: Why Maimonides was not a Mutakallim; 6: Neoplatonic Currents in Maimonides' Thought; 7: Maimonides' QIest beyond Philosophy and Prophecy; 8: The 'True Perplexity': The Guide of the Perplexed
9: Maimonides on Religious LanguagePart II: Jewish Law; 10: Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed on Forbidden Food in the light of his own Medical Opinion; 11: Holy War in Maimonidean Law; 12: 'To the Utmost of Human Capacity': Maimonides on the Days of the Messiah; 13: Maimonides and Eretz Yisrael: Halakhic, Philosophic, and Historical Perspectives; Part III: History; 14: 'At Our Place in al-Andalus', 'At Our Place in the Maghreb'; 15: The Early Decades of Ayyubid Rule; 16: Saladin's Egypt and Maimonides; 17: Saladin's Religious Personality, Policy, and Image; Index
Summary Moses Maimonides - philosopher, legalist, communal leader and physician - is considered the greatest intellectual figure of the Jewish world since the closing of the Talmud. This volume derives from a conference held at Tel Aviv University on Maimonides in Egypt
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Subject Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 -- Congresses
SUBJECT Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204. fast (OCoLC)fst00029218
Subject Jewish philosophy -- Congresses
Philosophy, Medieval -- Congresses
Jewish philosophy.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781909821439