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Moritz Steinschneider. The Hebrew Translations of the Middle Ages and the Jews as Transmitters

Vol I. Preface. General Remarks. Jewish Philosophers

  • Charles H. Manekin
  • Y. Tzvi Langermann
  • Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt

Part of the Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Philosophy book series (ASJT, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Charles H. Manekin, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt
    Pages 1-5
  3. Charles H. Manekin, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt
    Pages 7-36
  4. Charles H. Manekin, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt
    Pages 37-42
  5. Charles H. Manekin, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt
    Pages 43-50
  6. Charles H. Manekin, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt
    Pages 51-67
  7. Charles H. Manekin, Y. Tzvi Langermann, Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt
    Pages 69-230
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-255

About this book

Introduction

 This book deals with medieval Jewish authors who wrote in Arabic, such as Moses Maimonides, Judah Halevi, and Solomon Ibn Gabirol, as well as the Hebrew translations and commentaries of Judaeo-Arabic philosophy. It brings up to date a part of Moritz Steinschneider’s monumental Die Hebraeischen Übersetzungen des Mittelalters und die Juden als Dolmetscher (The Hebrew Translations of the Middle Ages and the Jews as Interpreters), which was first published in 1893 and remains to this day the authoritative account of the transmission and development of Arabic and Latin, and, by way of those languages, Greek culture to medieval and renaissance Jews. 

In the work presented here, Steinschneider’s bibliography has been updated, some of his scholarly judgments have been judiciously revised and an exhaustive listing of pertinent Hebrew manuscripts and their whereabouts has been provided. The volume opens with a long essay that describes the origin and genesis of Die Hebraeischen Übersetzungen, and with Steinschneider’s prefaces to the French and German versions of his work. 

This publication is the first in a projected series that translates, updates and, where necessary, revises parts of Steinschneider’s bio-bibliographical classic. Historians of medieval culture and philosophy, and also scholars of the transmission of classical culture to Muslims, Christians, and Jews, will find this volume indispensable.

Keywords

Arabic Literature Arabic literature of the Jews Cultural Transmission Die Hebraeischen Übersetzungen Jewish Studies Jewish and Muslim polemical literature Judah Halevi Medieval Translations Moses Maimonides Scholastic Philosophpy and Science Solomon Ibn Gabirol medieval Hebrew belle–lettristic works medieval Hebrew philosophical work medieval Hebrew scientific works profane literature in medieval Hebrew

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles H. Manekin
    • 1
  • Y. Tzvi Langermann
    • 2
  • Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Dept of ArabicBar Ilan UniversityRamat GanIsrael
  3. 3.Seminar für Orientalistik und IslamwissenschaftenRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany

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