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Bidding Information
Lot #    8709
Auction End Date    12/7/2004 1:33:00 PM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Tikkun ha-Philosophim
Title (Hebrew)    תיקון הפילוסופים
Author    [Ms.] Abu Hamed El-Ghazali
City    [Spain]
Publication Date    15th cent.
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   [12] pp., 207:141 mm., heavily repaired, ink on paper, 34 lines per page, Spanish rabbinic cursive script, bound in modern buckrum boards.
          
Detailed
Description
   Fragment of a philosphical treatise in Hebrew translation.

Abu Hamed El-Ghazali (1058–1111), Persian Muslim theologian, jurist, mystic, and religious reformer, who wrote mainly in Arabic. Jewish thinkers through the 13th century who thought and wrote in Arabic were influenced by his works, read in the original Arabic. From the 13th century onward, a number of his works were translated into Hebrew, some more than once, commented on, and read by the Jewish thinkers of Provence and Spain, who did not know Arabic.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
15th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Other:    Spain
  
Subject
Other:    Philosophy
  
Characteristic
Language:    Hebrew
  
Manuscript Type
Other:    Book
  
Kind of Judaica