Moses Maimonides: The Man and His Works

Moses Maimonides: The Man and His Works

by Herbert Davidson

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Moses Maimonides: The Man and His Works by Herbert Davidson

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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ISBN-13: 9780199883905
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/09/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

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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