Don Isaac Abravanel: Statesman and Philosopher / Edition 5

Don Isaac Abravanel: Statesman and Philosopher / Edition 5

by Benzion Netanyahu
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801484855

ISBN-13: 9780801484858

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Don Isaac Abravanel (1437–1508) was a major historical figure during the waning of the Middle Ages. Statesman, diplomat, courtier, and financier, he was, at the same time, a scholar of encyclopedic learning, a philosopher, an exegete, a prolific author, a mystic, and an apocalyptist. In Abravanel, B. Netanyahu suggests, two long lines of tradition met and…  See more details below

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Don Isaac Abravanel (1437–1508) was a major historical figure during the waning of the Middle Ages. Statesman, diplomat, courtier, and financier, he was, at the same time, a scholar of encyclopedic learning, a philosopher, an exegete, a prolific author, a mystic, and an apocalyptist. In Abravanel, B. Netanyahu suggests, two long lines of tradition met and concluded: that of medieval Jewish statesmen and that of medieval Jewish philosophers. In what is both a biography and an exploration of Abravanel's thought and influence, Netanyahu describes how Abravanel illuminated the grave crisis and profound transformation experienced by the Jewish people after the Spanish expulsion. First published in 1953, Don Isaac Abravanel has been out of print for several years. This new edition includes revisions in the text, notes, and bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801484858
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1Financier and Statesman
IPortugal: Happy Haven3
IISpain: Land of Persecution33
IIINaples: Scene of Trouble61
IVVenice: The Last Refuge82
Pt. 2Commentator and Philosopher
IWorld Outlook95
IIView of History130
IIIPolitical Concepts150
IVMessianism195
Appendices261
Notes265
Bibliography327
Index337

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