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Author Melamed, Abraham, 1944-

Title Wisdom's little sister : studies in medieval & Renaissance Jewish political thought / Abraham Melamed.

Imprint Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (430 pages)
Series Emunot : Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah
Note "This is a collection of papers published in English in various periodicals, proceedings and Festschrifts during the last thirty years--from the early 1980s through 2010"--Page 12.
Despite similarities in the title this book does not appear to be related to the author's Hebrew work Aḥotan ha-ḳeṭanah shel ha-ḥokhmot (Raʻananah, c2011).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-423) and index.
Contents The framework -- The Middle Ages -- The Renaissance.
Summary As a recently established field of Jewish thought, Jewish political philosophy has made increasingly frequent appearances in recently edited histories of Jewish philosophy. Following the pioneering efforts of Leo Strauss, Ralph Lerner and Daniel Elazar, among others, Jewish political philosophy gained its proper place alongside ethics and metaphysics in the study of the history of Jewish philosophy. This volume is another manifestation of this welcomed development. Consisting of selected papers published in English over the last thirty years, Wisdoms Little Sister concentrates on the Medieval and Renaissance periods, from Sa'adiah Gaon in the tenth century to Spinoza in the seventeenth century. These were the formative periods in the development of Jewish political philosophy, when Jewish scholars, versed in the canonical Jewish sources (biblical and rabbinic), encountered Greek political philosophy as transmitted by Muslim philosophers such as Alfarabi, Ibn Bajja and Averroes. In combining Greek, Jewish and Muslim thought, these scholars are the originators of what we now know as Jewish political philosophy.
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Subject Maimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 -- Political and social views.
Judaism and politics -- History of doctrines.
Judaism and state -- History of doctrines.
Political science -- Philosophy -- History.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Philosophy, Renaissance.
Jewish philosophy -- History -- To 1500.
Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789.
Judaism and politics -- History -- To 1500.
Chronological Term To 1789
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Melamed, Abraham, 1944- Wisdom's little sister. Boston : Academic Studies Press, 2012 9781936235322 (OCoLC)751856672
ISBN 9781618110893 (electronic bk.)
1618110896 (electronic bk.)
9781936235322 (print)
1936235323 (print)