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Abraham Ibn Ezra and the rise of medieval Hebrew science

Author: Shlomo Sela
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston, MA : Brill, 2003.
Series: Brill's series in Jewish studies, v. 32.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book studies Abraham Ibn Ezra's (1089-1167) scientific thought. His life and oeuvre are viewed as the very embodiment of 'the rise of medieval Hebrew science', a process in which Jewish scholars  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra; Ptolemy; Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra; Ptolemy; Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra; Ptolémée; Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra; Ptolemy; Claudius Ptolemaeus; Avraham ben Meʼir Ibn ʻEzra
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shlomo Sela
ISBN: 9004129731 9789004129733
OCLC Number: 51324108
Language Note: Text in English with some Hebrew.
Description: ix, 422 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Early Hebrew and Arabic Scientific Literature by Jews --
The Rise of Medieval Hebrew Science --
Ibn Ezra's Biblical Exegesis--Italian and French Periods --
Poetry, Theological Monographs and Science --
Abraham Ibn Ezra's Scientific Corpus --
Mathematics, Astronomy, Scientific Instruments and Tools --
Jewish Calendar --
The Astrological Encyclopedia --
Translations from Arabic into Hebrew --
General Characterization of the Scientific Corpus --
The scientific Book of Ibn Ezra, its Aims and Special Traits --
The Creation of a New Hebrew Scientific Vocabulary --
Abraham Bar Hiyya and Abraham Ibn Ezra --
Ibn Ezra's View of the Hebrew Language --
Gevulot' Ares--The Seven Climates --
Mus aq--Center --
Mishpatim--Astrological Judgments --
Nahash Bariah--The Head of the Dragon and its Tail --
Shamayim--Heavens --
Meshartim--Planets --
Toledet--Nature --
Heshev ha-'afudah--The Zodiac of the Astrolabe --
Eight Macro-Astrological Rules --
The Double Rhythm of Human History --
Medieval Nationality --
Saturn and the Jews --
Geographical Environment --
Astrological Analysis of History --
Social Rank and Political Power --
The Fury of the Elements --
The Wise Soul --
The Scholar vis-a-vis the Righteous Person --
Wisdom, Salvation from the Stars and Religious Devotion --
Ibn Ezra's Universe --
Astrological-Cosmological Exegesis --
Salvation from the Stars --
Astrology versus Astronomy --
Heavens and Earth --
The Heavenly Region --
The Sublunary Region --
A Cluster of Sciences --
A Demonstration of the Cosmic Structure.
Series Title: Brill's series in Jewish studies, v. 32.
Responsibility: by Shlomo Sela.

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