Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Abraham ben Isaac Shalom

Born: Date unknown, Catalonia
Died: 1492, Catalonia
  • Abraham MelamedEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_2-1


Abraham ben Isaac Shalom, active in Catalonia in the late fifteenth century, belongs to the last phase of medieval Jewish philosophy. He typically combined his Jewish learning with influences of medieval philosophy – Jewish, Muslim, and Scholastic. His main writing is Neveh Shalom (Abode of Peace), a collection of homilies infused with these philosophic influences.


Fifteenth Century Jewish Learning Medieval Philosophy Aristotelian Philosophy Late Fifteenth 
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  2. Melamed, A. 2003. The philosopher-king in medieval and Renaissance Jewish political thought, 125–134. Albany: SUNY Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Jewish HistoryThe Center for the Research of Jewish Culture, University of HaifaHaifaIsrael