Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

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Joel L. Kraemer, Lawrence Victor Berman
Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, Jan 1, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 332 pages
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Leading scholars have combined forces to produce this volume on the philosophy and legal views of Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) and the historical context in which he worked. The philosophical section examines Maimonides' ethical doctrine, his paradoxical life-style, his Guide of the Perplexed, his attitude to mysticism, his use of language, and his theory of astronomy. The legal section deals with law and medicine, the relation of Maimonides' legal thought to the Talmud, his doctrine of a just war, and his theory of redemption and Messianism. The history section examines Maimonides' accession to the position of head of the Jewish community in its historical context at the time of the rise of the 'Ayyubid dynasty under Saladin. (PRINT ON DEMAND)

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The Ethical Views of Maimonides within the context
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Maimonides Governance of the Solitary
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Maimonides in the Sultans Palace
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