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Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures

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Informationen zum Autor 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. Klappentext Provides the first comprehensive overview by world-renowned experts of what we know today of medieval Jews' engagement with the sciences. Zusammenfassung 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. This volume's essays will provide readers with background knowledge of medieval scientific thought necessary to properly understand canonical Jewish scientific texts. Inhaltsverzeichnis Introduction Gad Freudenthal; Part I. The Greek-Arabic Scientific Tradition! Its Appropriation! Adaptation! and Development in Medieval Jewish Cultures! East and West: 1. The assimilation of Greek-Arabic learning by medieval Jewish cultures: a brief bibliographic introduction Gad Freudenthal; 2. Medieval Hebrew translations of philosophical and scientific texts: a chronological table Mauro Zonta; 3. Arabic and Latin cultures as resources for the Hebrew translation movement: comparative considerations! both quantitative and qualitative Gad Freudenthal; 4. The medieval Hebrew scientific book: production! circulation Malachi Beit-Arie; Part II. Individual Sciences as Studied and Practised by Medieval Jews: 5. Logic: its roles in the curriculum and as the organon of science Charles H. Manekin; 6. Astronomy among medieval Jews Bernard R. Goldstein; 7. Interactions between Jewish and Christian astronomers in the Iberian peninsula Jose Chabas; 8. Hebrew mathematics and Jewish culture in the Middle Ages Tony Levy; 9. Mathematical and physical optics in medieval Jewish scientific thought Eyah Meiron; 10. The evolution of the genre of philosophical-scientific commentary: Hebrew supercommentaries on Aristotle's Physics Ruth Glasner; 11. Latin scholastic influences on late-medieval Hebrew physics: the state of the art Mauro Zonta; 12. Meteorology and zoology in medieval Hebrew science Resianne Fontaine; 13. The mental faculties and the psychology of sleep and dreams Hagar Kahana-Smilansky; 14. Toward a history of astrological literature in Hebrew: a bibliographical survey Reimund Leicht; 15. Astrology among medieval Jews Shlomo Sela; 16. Astral magic in medieval Hebrew thought Dov Schwartz; 17. Medicine among medieval Jews; the science! the art! and the practice Carmen Caballero-Navas; 18. Medieval alchemy in Hebrew: a noted absence Gad Freudenthal; 19. The science of language in medieval Jewish thought Judith Olszowy-Schlanger; Part III. Scientific Knowledge in Context: 20. Science in the Karaite communities Daniel Lasker; 21. Science in the Jewish communities of the Byzantine cultural orbit: new perspectives Y. Tzvi Langermann; 22. Science in medieval commentaries on the Bible James T. Robinson; 23. Scientific elements in Kabbalah Hava Tirosh-Samuelson; 24. History! language and the sciences in medieval Spain Eleazar Gutwirth. ...

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Authors Gad Freudenthal, Mr. Gad Freudenthal
Assisted by Gad Freudenthal (Editor), Mr. Gad Freudenthal (Editor)
Publisher Cambridge University Press ELT
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 23.01.2012
EAN 9781107001459
ISBN 978-1-107-00145-9
No. of pages 560
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History
Natural sciences, medicine, IT, technology > Natural sciences (general)

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