The Influence of Islamic Thought on Maimonides

[Revised entry by Sarah Pessin on May 28, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] A visionary thinker and prolific author, Moses Maimonides (1135/8-1204) writes on topics ranging
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[Revised entry by Sarah Pessin on May 28, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] A visionary thinker and prolific author, Moses Maimonides (1135/8-1204) writes on topics ranging from physics to Jewish Law, theology to politics, psychology to Biblical exegesis, and from philosophy to medicine. Rich and complex in their own right, Maimonides' writings must, however, be understood within their 12th-13th century Islamicate context, revealing, as they do, the...

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