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Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures free pdf Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures provides the first comprehensive overview by world-renowned experts of what we know today of medieval Jews' engagement with the sciences. Many medieval Jews, whether living in Islamic or Christian civilizations, joined Maimonides in accepting the rationalist philosophical-scientific tradition and appropriated extensive bodies of scientific knowledge in various disciplines: astronomy, astrology, mathematics, logic, physics, meteorology, biology, psychology, science of language and medicine. The appropriated texts - in the original or in Hebrew translation - were the starting points for Jews' own contributions to medieval science and also informed other literary genres: religious-philosophical works, biblical commentaries and even Halakhic (legal) discussions. This volume's essays will provide readers with background knowledge of medieval scientific thought necessary to properly understand canonical Jewish scientific texts. Its breadth reflects the number and diversity of Jewish cultures in the Middle Ages and the necessity of considering the fortunes of science in each within its specific context.

About Mr. Gad Freudenthal

Gad Freudenthal is a Senior Research Fellow (Emeritus) at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in Paris. He is the author and editor of several volumes on the history of science in antiquity and in the Middle Ages, especially in Jewish cultures, most recently, Science in the Medieval Hebrew and Arabic Traditions (2005). He is also editor of the journal Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism.

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Author : Mr. Gad Freudenthal
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 23 January 2012
ISBN : 1107001455
EAN : 9781107001459
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 560 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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