Moses Maimonides: The Man and His Works

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Moses Maimonides (1137/38-1204), scholar, physician, and philosopher, was the most influential Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages. In this magisterial biography, Herbert Davidson provides an exhaustive guide to Maimonides' life and works. After considering Maimonides' upbringing and education, Davidson expounds all of his many writings in exhaustive detail, with separate chapters on rabbinic, philosophical, and medical texts. Moses Maimonides has been recognized as the standard work on a towering figure of ...
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Overview


Moses Maimonides (1137/38-1204), scholar, physician, and philosopher, was the most influential Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages. In this magisterial biography, Herbert Davidson provides an exhaustive guide to Maimonides' life and works. After considering Maimonides' upbringing and education, Davidson expounds all of his many writings in exhaustive detail, with separate chapters on rabbinic, philosophical, and medical texts. Moses Maimonides has been recognized as the standard work on a towering figure of Western intellectual history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199747573
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/21/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

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Professor of Hebrew, emeritus, at UCLA. He is the author of several books, including Proofs for Eternity, Creation, and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy (OUP, 1987) and Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, on Intellect (OUP, 1992) .

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Table of Contents

1. Maimonides' Life
2. Education
3. Rabbinic Works I
4. Rabbinic Works II
5. Rabbinic Works III
6. Philosophical Works I
7. Philosophical Works II
8. Medical Works
9. Miscellaneous Writings
10. Conclusion

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