Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures.

By: Freudenthal, GadPublisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012Copyright date: ©2012Description: 1 online resource (562 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781139080477Subject(s): Jewish scientists -- History -- To 1500.;Science, Medieval.;Judaism and science -- History -- To 1500Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Science in Medieval Jewish CulturesDDC classification: 508.9924 LOC classification: Q128 .S35 2011Online resources: Click to View
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Cover -- Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Contributors -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The History of Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures: Toward a Definition of the Agenda -- "TURNS" IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE -- "TURNS" IN THE FIELD OF JEWISH STUDIES -- A NEW ALLIANCE OF THE TWO DISCIPLINES -- PART I: THE GREEK-ARABIC SCIENTIFIC TRADITION AND ITS APPROPRIATION, ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH CULTURES, EAST AND WEST -- 1: The Assimilation of Greco-Arabic Learning by Medieval Jewish Cultures: A Brief Bibliographic Introduction -- THE ISLAMIC WORLD -- CHRISTIAN EUROPE -- 2: Medieval Hebrew Translations of Philosophical and Scientific Texts: A Chronological Table -- POSTSCRIPTUM -- 3: Arabic and Latin Cultures as Resources for the Hebrew Translation Movement: Comparative Considerations, Both Quantitative and Qualitative -- THE APPROPRIATION OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY, AND MEDICINE FROM ARABIC AND FROM LATIN CULTURES: A COMPARATIVE VIEW -- Translations of Science and Philosophy from Arabic and from Latin: Quantitative Comparison -- Appropriation from Arabic and from Latin: Comparative Qualitative Considerations -- THE SHUNNING OF LATIN: POSSIBLE CAUSES -- Provence -- Italy -- The Iberian Peninsula -- AN AREA OF INTENSIVE LATIN-TO-HEBREW CULTURAL TRANSFER: MEDICINE -- CONCLUSION -- 4: The Production of Hebrew Scientific Books According to Dated Medieval Manuscripts -- PART II: INDIVIDUAL SCIENCES AS STUDIED AND PRACTICEDBY MEDIEVAL JEWS -- 5: Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture -- LOGIC AND THE JEWS OF ISLAMIC COUNTRIES -- ARABIC LOGIC IN HEBREW GARB -- Thirteenth Century -- Fourteenth Century -- Gersonides -- Fifteenth Century -- SCHOLASTIC LOGIC IN HEBREW GARB -- AFTERWORD: THE USE OF LOGIC IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH SCRIPTURAL AND TALMUDIC EXEGESIS.
6: Astronomy among Jews in the Middle Ages -- SPAIN -- PROVENCE -- ITALY -- THE LATE PHASE: JUDAH BEN VERGA AND ABRAHAM ZACUT -- CONCLUDING REMARKS -- 7: Interactions between Jewish and Christian Astronomers in the Iberian Peninsula -- SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION -- ORIGINAL WORKS OF ASTRONOMY IN A MULTICULTURAL MILIEU -- ROYAL PATRONAGE IN ARAGON -- JEWISH-CHRISTIAN COLLABORATION AT THE EVE OF THE EXPULSION -- CONCLUSION -- 8: The Hebrew Mathematics Culture (Twelfth-Sixteenth Centuries) -- DEFINITION AND SCOPE -- MEDIEVAL HEBREW MATHEMATICS (TWELFTH-SIXTEENTH CENTURIES): AN OVERVIEW OF PERIODS AND PERSONS -- Prelude: Mišnat ha-Middot (The Book of Measurements): Witness of an Early Oriental Tradition? -- The Birth of a Hebrew Scientific Language and Literature in Twelfth-Century Spain -- The First Translations of Classical Texts (Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries) -- Two Fourteenth-Century Provençal Mathematician-Astronomers -- Translations and Commentaries in Fifteenth-Century Italy -- Mathematics in the Judeo-Byzantine Scholarly World (Fifteenth-Sixteenth Centuries) -- BODIES OF MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE IN HEBREW -- Euclid and the Euclidean Tradition -- Theoretical Astronomy and Spherical Geometry -- Arithmetic and Number Theory -- Algebra -- Archimedes and the Archimedean Tradition -- Apollonius and the Apollonian Tradition -- TOWARD A DEFINITION OF HEBREW MATHEMATICS -- REFERENCES -- 9: Mathematical and Physical Optics in Medieval Jewish Scientific Thought -- OPTICS IN SCIENTIFIC WORKS COMPOSED IN HEBREW -- COMMENTARIES ON OPTICAL WORKS AND ORIGINAL HEBREW LITERATURE -- OPTICS IN GERSONIDES -- OPTICS IN NONSCIENTIFIC LITERATURE -- CONCLUSION -- 10: The Evolution of the Genre of the Philosophical-Scientific Commentary: Hebrew Supercommentaries on Aristotle's Physics -- INTRODUCTION -- The Corpus -- The "Upgrading" of the Texts.
The Circles of Commentators -- STYLISTIC PATTERNS -- Examples of Pattern 4 -- Examples of Pattern 5 -- Examples of Pattern 6 (usually at the Ends of Chapters) -- THE EARLY COMMENTARIES: PROVENCE, FIRST HALF OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY -- Levi ben Gershom (Gersonides) and His Circle -- Jedaiah ha-Penini -- R"S ha-Levi, a Student of Gersonides -- L/O (Probably Another Student of Gersonides) -- Ţodros Ţodrosi -- Narboni's Lost Commentary -- The Style of the Early Commentaries -- THE LATE COMMENTARIES: SECOND HALF OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY -- The Byzantine Circle -- Italy -- The Spanish Circle -- CONCLUDING REMARKS -- 11: Latin Scholastic Influences on Late Medieval Hebrew Physics: The State of the Art -- PROVENCE -- SPAIN -- ITALY -- 12: Meteorology and Zoology in Medieval Hebrew Texts -- METEOROLOGY -- Texts, Transmission, Sources, and Approaches -- Philosophical-Scientific Texts -- Meteorology and Biblical Exegesis -- ZOOLOGY -- CONCLUSION -- 13: The Mental Faculties and the Psychology of Sleep and Dreams -- DREAM PSYCHOLOGY IN ISLAMIC SOURCES -- Sources -- Philosophical Contributions to Psychology in Islam -- Problems -- THE RECEPTION OF DREAM PSYCHOLOGY BY JEWISH SCHOLARS -- Arabic Texts Used by Medieval Jewish Scholars -- Maimonides -- Hebrew Translations -- Discussion -- MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY: SLEEP, DREAMS, AND MADNESS -- SLEEP AND DREAMS IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SCIENCES -- THREE ADDITIONAL THEMES -- CONCLUSION -- 14: Toward a History of Hebrew Astrological Literature: A Bibliographical Survey -- THE ASTROLOGICAL LEGACY OF LATE ANTIQUITY -- THE SURVIVAL OF PALESTINIAN JEWISH ASTROLOGICAL TRADITIONS IN ASHKENAZ AND THE BEGINNINGS OF ASTROLOGICAL LITERATURE IN NORTHERN EUROPE -- THE ASTROLOGICAL WORKS OF ABRAHAM IBN EZRA -- Other Astrological Texts Attributed to Abraham Ibn Ezra -- Commentaries on Ibn Ezra's Astrological Encyclopedia(s).
The Diffusion and Reception of Ibn Ezra's Astrological Works in Later Centuries -- OTHER HEBREW SCIENTIFIC ASTROLOGICAL LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES -- ASTROLOGICAL MANUSCRIPTS IN JUDEO-ARABIC AND OTHER LANGUAGES IN HEBREW SCRIPT -- COLLECTIONS OF POPULAR ASTROLOGY -- HEBREW LITERATURE ON ASTRAL MAGIC -- 15: Astrology in Medieval Jewish Thought (Twelfth-Fourteenth Centuries) -- 16: Astral Magic and Specific Properties (Segullot) in Medieval Jewish Thought: Non-Aristotelian Science and Theology -- ASTRAL MAGIC: A BRIEF CHARACTERIZATION -- THE INTRODUCTION OF ASTRAL MAGIC INTO JUDAISM -- ASTRAL MAGIC IN FOURTEENTH-CENTURY RATIONALISM: CAUSES -- ASTRAL MAGIC IN FOURTEENTH-CENTURY RATIONALISM: APPLICATIONS -- SEGULLOT IN FOURTEENTH-CENTURY RATIONALISM -- THIRTEENTH- AND FOURTEENTH-CENTURY CONTROVERSIES ABOUT ASTRAL MAGIC AND SEGULLOT -- ASTRAL MAGIC AND SEGULLOT IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY RATIONALISM -- MAGNETISM AS A PARADIGMATIC SEGULLAH -- CONCLUSION -- 17: Medicine among Medieval Jews: The Science, the Art, and the Practice -- PIONEERS OF MEDICAL WRITING IN HEBREW -- THE MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE OF JEWS IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES: ACQUISITION AND TRANSMISSION -- THE STUDY AND PRACTICE OF MEDICINE IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES -- THE EMERGENCE OF THE HEBREW MEDICAL CORPUS -- STUDYING MEDICINE IN A CHRISTIAN MILIEU -- PROVIDING HEALTH CARE WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES -- AN ASSESSMENT OF WESTERN JEWS ATTITUDES TOWARD MEDICINE -- 18: Alchemy in Medieval Jewish Cultures: A Noted Absence -- 19: The Science of Language among Medieval Jews -- LINGUISTICS -- Medieval Hebrew Linguistics: Definition and Aims -- Chronological and Geographical Framework -- Periodization of the History of Medieval Hebrew Linguistics -- THE FORMATIVE PERIOD: AN OVERVIEW -- Grammar -- Lexicography -- Phonology and Phonetics: "Guides for the Correct Reading of the Bible" -- Summary.
THE CONSOLIDATION AND DIFFUSION OF HEBREW LINGUISTICS -- The Orient -- Byzantium-Turkey -- Ashkenaz -- Italy -- Provence -- Spain -- Portugal -- Bibliography -- PART III: SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE IN CONTEXT -- 20: Medieval Karaism and Science -- KARAITE PHILOSOPHY -- THE PHYSICAL WORLD -- ASTRONOMY -- ZOOLOGY -- MEDICINE -- A KARAITE CURRICULUM -- INTO THE MODERN ERA -- SUMMARY -- 21: Science in the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Cultural Orbit: New Perspectives -- SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY -- CYPRUS -- TRANSLATION ACTIVITY IN THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES -- ELISHA THE GREEK -- MOSES "THE EXILE" OF KIEV AND HEBREW SCIENCE IN MEDIEVAL RUSSIA -- ELIJAH MIZRAH. I (1435?-1526) AND THE ALMAGEST COMMENTARY TRADITION -- AN ASTROLOGICAL SUMMA: URIM VE-TUMMIM -- ARISTOTELIANISM -- 22: Philosophy and Science in Medieval Jewish Commentaries on the Bible -- THE ISLAMIC EAST -- ISLAMIC SPAIN -- MAIMONIDES AND MAIMONIDEANISM -- The Provenc¸al Tradition -- Provence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries -- The Italian Tradition -- Christian Spain -- Iraq, Egypt, and Yemen -- ANTI-MAIMONIDEANISM -- The Maimonidean Controversies -- Anti-Philosophical Exegesis -- CONCLUSION -- 23: Kabbalah and Science in the Middle Ages: Preliminary Remarks -- PROLEGOMENA: ALTERNATIVE NOTIONS OF SCIENCE IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH THOUGHT -- The Aristotelian Notion of Science -- The Platonic Notion of Science -- A Judaic Version of the Platonic Notion of Science: Sefer YeŞirah -- ENGAGEMENTS WITH SEFER YESIRAH PRIOR TO KABBALAH -- Sefer Yeşirah and a Jewish Philosophical Debate -- The Influence of Ismailism -- SEFER YEŞIRAH AS A FOUNDATIONAL TEXT OF KABBALAH -- KABBALAH AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MAIMONIDEAN PHILOSOPHY -- Maimonides' Promulgation of Aristotelianism: The Paradigm Shift in Jewish Philosophy -- Kabbalah as a Response to Maimonides' Philosophy.
A Kabbalistic Esoteric Philosophy of Nature.
Summary: Provides the first comprehensive overview by world-renowned experts of what we know today of medieval Jews' engagement with the sciences.
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Cover -- Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Contributors -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The History of Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures: Toward a Definition of the Agenda -- "TURNS" IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE -- "TURNS" IN THE FIELD OF JEWISH STUDIES -- A NEW ALLIANCE OF THE TWO DISCIPLINES -- PART I: THE GREEK-ARABIC SCIENTIFIC TRADITION AND ITS APPROPRIATION, ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH CULTURES, EAST AND WEST -- 1: The Assimilation of Greco-Arabic Learning by Medieval Jewish Cultures: A Brief Bibliographic Introduction -- THE ISLAMIC WORLD -- CHRISTIAN EUROPE -- 2: Medieval Hebrew Translations of Philosophical and Scientific Texts: A Chronological Table -- POSTSCRIPTUM -- 3: Arabic and Latin Cultures as Resources for the Hebrew Translation Movement: Comparative Considerations, Both Quantitative and Qualitative -- THE APPROPRIATION OF SCIENCE, PHILOSOPHY, AND MEDICINE FROM ARABIC AND FROM LATIN CULTURES: A COMPARATIVE VIEW -- Translations of Science and Philosophy from Arabic and from Latin: Quantitative Comparison -- Appropriation from Arabic and from Latin: Comparative Qualitative Considerations -- THE SHUNNING OF LATIN: POSSIBLE CAUSES -- Provence -- Italy -- The Iberian Peninsula -- AN AREA OF INTENSIVE LATIN-TO-HEBREW CULTURAL TRANSFER: MEDICINE -- CONCLUSION -- 4: The Production of Hebrew Scientific Books According to Dated Medieval Manuscripts -- PART II: INDIVIDUAL SCIENCES AS STUDIED AND PRACTICEDBY MEDIEVAL JEWS -- 5: Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture -- LOGIC AND THE JEWS OF ISLAMIC COUNTRIES -- ARABIC LOGIC IN HEBREW GARB -- Thirteenth Century -- Fourteenth Century -- Gersonides -- Fifteenth Century -- SCHOLASTIC LOGIC IN HEBREW GARB -- AFTERWORD: THE USE OF LOGIC IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH SCRIPTURAL AND TALMUDIC EXEGESIS.

6: Astronomy among Jews in the Middle Ages -- SPAIN -- PROVENCE -- ITALY -- THE LATE PHASE: JUDAH BEN VERGA AND ABRAHAM ZACUT -- CONCLUDING REMARKS -- 7: Interactions between Jewish and Christian Astronomers in the Iberian Peninsula -- SCIENTIFIC TRANSLATION -- ORIGINAL WORKS OF ASTRONOMY IN A MULTICULTURAL MILIEU -- ROYAL PATRONAGE IN ARAGON -- JEWISH-CHRISTIAN COLLABORATION AT THE EVE OF THE EXPULSION -- CONCLUSION -- 8: The Hebrew Mathematics Culture (Twelfth-Sixteenth Centuries) -- DEFINITION AND SCOPE -- MEDIEVAL HEBREW MATHEMATICS (TWELFTH-SIXTEENTH CENTURIES): AN OVERVIEW OF PERIODS AND PERSONS -- Prelude: Mišnat ha-Middot (The Book of Measurements): Witness of an Early Oriental Tradition? -- The Birth of a Hebrew Scientific Language and Literature in Twelfth-Century Spain -- The First Translations of Classical Texts (Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries) -- Two Fourteenth-Century Provençal Mathematician-Astronomers -- Translations and Commentaries in Fifteenth-Century Italy -- Mathematics in the Judeo-Byzantine Scholarly World (Fifteenth-Sixteenth Centuries) -- BODIES OF MATHEMATICAL KNOWLEDGE IN HEBREW -- Euclid and the Euclidean Tradition -- Theoretical Astronomy and Spherical Geometry -- Arithmetic and Number Theory -- Algebra -- Archimedes and the Archimedean Tradition -- Apollonius and the Apollonian Tradition -- TOWARD A DEFINITION OF HEBREW MATHEMATICS -- REFERENCES -- 9: Mathematical and Physical Optics in Medieval Jewish Scientific Thought -- OPTICS IN SCIENTIFIC WORKS COMPOSED IN HEBREW -- COMMENTARIES ON OPTICAL WORKS AND ORIGINAL HEBREW LITERATURE -- OPTICS IN GERSONIDES -- OPTICS IN NONSCIENTIFIC LITERATURE -- CONCLUSION -- 10: The Evolution of the Genre of the Philosophical-Scientific Commentary: Hebrew Supercommentaries on Aristotle's Physics -- INTRODUCTION -- The Corpus -- The "Upgrading" of the Texts.

The Circles of Commentators -- STYLISTIC PATTERNS -- Examples of Pattern 4 -- Examples of Pattern 5 -- Examples of Pattern 6 (usually at the Ends of Chapters) -- THE EARLY COMMENTARIES: PROVENCE, FIRST HALF OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY -- Levi ben Gershom (Gersonides) and His Circle -- Jedaiah ha-Penini -- R"S ha-Levi, a Student of Gersonides -- L/O (Probably Another Student of Gersonides) -- Ţodros Ţodrosi -- Narboni's Lost Commentary -- The Style of the Early Commentaries -- THE LATE COMMENTARIES: SECOND HALF OF THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY -- The Byzantine Circle -- Italy -- The Spanish Circle -- CONCLUDING REMARKS -- 11: Latin Scholastic Influences on Late Medieval Hebrew Physics: The State of the Art -- PROVENCE -- SPAIN -- ITALY -- 12: Meteorology and Zoology in Medieval Hebrew Texts -- METEOROLOGY -- Texts, Transmission, Sources, and Approaches -- Philosophical-Scientific Texts -- Meteorology and Biblical Exegesis -- ZOOLOGY -- CONCLUSION -- 13: The Mental Faculties and the Psychology of Sleep and Dreams -- DREAM PSYCHOLOGY IN ISLAMIC SOURCES -- Sources -- Philosophical Contributions to Psychology in Islam -- Problems -- THE RECEPTION OF DREAM PSYCHOLOGY BY JEWISH SCHOLARS -- Arabic Texts Used by Medieval Jewish Scholars -- Maimonides -- Hebrew Translations -- Discussion -- MEDICAL PSYCHOLOGY: SLEEP, DREAMS, AND MADNESS -- SLEEP AND DREAMS IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SCIENCES -- THREE ADDITIONAL THEMES -- CONCLUSION -- 14: Toward a History of Hebrew Astrological Literature: A Bibliographical Survey -- THE ASTROLOGICAL LEGACY OF LATE ANTIQUITY -- THE SURVIVAL OF PALESTINIAN JEWISH ASTROLOGICAL TRADITIONS IN ASHKENAZ AND THE BEGINNINGS OF ASTROLOGICAL LITERATURE IN NORTHERN EUROPE -- THE ASTROLOGICAL WORKS OF ABRAHAM IBN EZRA -- Other Astrological Texts Attributed to Abraham Ibn Ezra -- Commentaries on Ibn Ezra's Astrological Encyclopedia(s).

The Diffusion and Reception of Ibn Ezra's Astrological Works in Later Centuries -- OTHER HEBREW SCIENTIFIC ASTROLOGICAL LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES -- ASTROLOGICAL MANUSCRIPTS IN JUDEO-ARABIC AND OTHER LANGUAGES IN HEBREW SCRIPT -- COLLECTIONS OF POPULAR ASTROLOGY -- HEBREW LITERATURE ON ASTRAL MAGIC -- 15: Astrology in Medieval Jewish Thought (Twelfth-Fourteenth Centuries) -- 16: Astral Magic and Specific Properties (Segullot) in Medieval Jewish Thought: Non-Aristotelian Science and Theology -- ASTRAL MAGIC: A BRIEF CHARACTERIZATION -- THE INTRODUCTION OF ASTRAL MAGIC INTO JUDAISM -- ASTRAL MAGIC IN FOURTEENTH-CENTURY RATIONALISM: CAUSES -- ASTRAL MAGIC IN FOURTEENTH-CENTURY RATIONALISM: APPLICATIONS -- SEGULLOT IN FOURTEENTH-CENTURY RATIONALISM -- THIRTEENTH- AND FOURTEENTH-CENTURY CONTROVERSIES ABOUT ASTRAL MAGIC AND SEGULLOT -- ASTRAL MAGIC AND SEGULLOT IN FIFTEENTH-CENTURY RATIONALISM -- MAGNETISM AS A PARADIGMATIC SEGULLAH -- CONCLUSION -- 17: Medicine among Medieval Jews: The Science, the Art, and the Practice -- PIONEERS OF MEDICAL WRITING IN HEBREW -- THE MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE OF JEWS IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES: ACQUISITION AND TRANSMISSION -- THE STUDY AND PRACTICE OF MEDICINE IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES -- THE EMERGENCE OF THE HEBREW MEDICAL CORPUS -- STUDYING MEDICINE IN A CHRISTIAN MILIEU -- PROVIDING HEALTH CARE WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES -- AN ASSESSMENT OF WESTERN JEWS ATTITUDES TOWARD MEDICINE -- 18: Alchemy in Medieval Jewish Cultures: A Noted Absence -- 19: The Science of Language among Medieval Jews -- LINGUISTICS -- Medieval Hebrew Linguistics: Definition and Aims -- Chronological and Geographical Framework -- Periodization of the History of Medieval Hebrew Linguistics -- THE FORMATIVE PERIOD: AN OVERVIEW -- Grammar -- Lexicography -- Phonology and Phonetics: "Guides for the Correct Reading of the Bible" -- Summary.

THE CONSOLIDATION AND DIFFUSION OF HEBREW LINGUISTICS -- The Orient -- Byzantium-Turkey -- Ashkenaz -- Italy -- Provence -- Spain -- Portugal -- Bibliography -- PART III: SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE IN CONTEXT -- 20: Medieval Karaism and Science -- KARAITE PHILOSOPHY -- THE PHYSICAL WORLD -- ASTRONOMY -- ZOOLOGY -- MEDICINE -- A KARAITE CURRICULUM -- INTO THE MODERN ERA -- SUMMARY -- 21: Science in the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Cultural Orbit: New Perspectives -- SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY -- CYPRUS -- TRANSLATION ACTIVITY IN THE FOURTEENTH AND FIFTEENTH CENTURIES -- ELISHA THE GREEK -- MOSES "THE EXILE" OF KIEV AND HEBREW SCIENCE IN MEDIEVAL RUSSIA -- ELIJAH MIZRAH. I (1435?-1526) AND THE ALMAGEST COMMENTARY TRADITION -- AN ASTROLOGICAL SUMMA: URIM VE-TUMMIM -- ARISTOTELIANISM -- 22: Philosophy and Science in Medieval Jewish Commentaries on the Bible -- THE ISLAMIC EAST -- ISLAMIC SPAIN -- MAIMONIDES AND MAIMONIDEANISM -- The Provenc¸al Tradition -- Provence in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries -- The Italian Tradition -- Christian Spain -- Iraq, Egypt, and Yemen -- ANTI-MAIMONIDEANISM -- The Maimonidean Controversies -- Anti-Philosophical Exegesis -- CONCLUSION -- 23: Kabbalah and Science in the Middle Ages: Preliminary Remarks -- PROLEGOMENA: ALTERNATIVE NOTIONS OF SCIENCE IN MEDIEVAL JEWISH THOUGHT -- The Aristotelian Notion of Science -- The Platonic Notion of Science -- A Judaic Version of the Platonic Notion of Science: Sefer YeŞirah -- ENGAGEMENTS WITH SEFER YESIRAH PRIOR TO KABBALAH -- Sefer Yeşirah and a Jewish Philosophical Debate -- The Influence of Ismailism -- SEFER YEŞIRAH AS A FOUNDATIONAL TEXT OF KABBALAH -- KABBALAH AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO MAIMONIDEAN PHILOSOPHY -- Maimonides' Promulgation of Aristotelianism: The Paradigm Shift in Jewish Philosophy -- Kabbalah as a Response to Maimonides' Philosophy.

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