The Resource Maimonides in his world : portrait of a Mediterranean thinker, Sarah Stroumsa, (electronic resource)

Maimonides in his world : portrait of a Mediterranean thinker, Sarah Stroumsa, (electronic resource)

Label
Maimonides in his world : portrait of a Mediterranean thinker
Title
Maimonides in his world
Title remainder
portrait of a Mediterranean thinker
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Stroumsa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"While the great medieval philosopher, theologian, and physician Maimonides is acknowledged as a leading Jewish thinker, his intellectual contacts with his surrounding world are often described as related primarily to Islamic philosophy. Maimonides in His World challenges this view by revealing him to have wholeheartedly lived, breathed, and espoused the rich Mediterranean culture of his time." "Sarah Stroumsa argues that Maimonides is most accurately viewed as a Mediterranean thinker who consistently interpreted his own Jewish tradition in contemporary multicultural terms. Maimonides spent his entire life in the Mediterranean region, and the religious and philosophical traditions that fed his thought were those of the wider world in which he lived. Stroumsa demonstrates that he was deeply influenced not only by Islamic philosophy but by Islamic culture as a whole, evidence of which she finds in his philosophy as well as his correspondence and legal and scientific writings. She begins with a concise biography of Maimonides, then carefully examines key aspects of his thought, including his approach to religion and the complex world of theology and religious ideas he encountered among Jews, Christians, Muslims, and even heretics; his views about science; the immense and unacknowledged impact of the Almohads on his thought; and his vision of human perfection." "This insightful cultural biography restores Maimonides to his rightful place among medieval philosophers and affirms his central relevance to the study of medieval Islam."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
181/.06
Index
index present
LC call number
B759.M34
LC item number
S77 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the ancient to the modern world
Label
Maimonides in his world : portrait of a Mediterranean thinker, Sarah Stroumsa, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-217) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Maimonides and Mediterranean culture -- Mediterranean cultures -- Maimonides as a Mediterranean thinker -- Horizons -- Transformations in the Jewish world -- Maimnonides and Saadia -- The theological context of Maimonides' thought -- Islamic theology -- Heresies, Jewish and Muslim -- An Almohad "fundamentalist"? -- Almohads -- Maimonides and the Almohads -- Legal aspects -- Theology -- Exegesis and political philosophy -- Philosophy and astronomy -- Conclusion -- La longue durée : Maimonides as a phenomenologist of religion -- Sabians -- Maimonides as an historian of religion -- "A wise and understanding people?" : the religion of the people -- A critical mind : Mamonides as scientist -- Medicine and science -- "Ravings" : Maimonides' concept of pseudo-science -- "From Moses to Moses" : Maimonides' vision of perfection -- "True felicity" : the hereafter in Maimonides' thought -- Issues of life and death : the controversy regarding resurrection -- "Gates for the righteous nation" : the philosopher as leader
Control code
ocn697174324
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 222 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400831326
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b33099868
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)697174324
  • jstordda1282639307

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