Science In Medieval Jewish Cultures, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1139136259
  • ISBN-13: 9781139136259
  • DDC: 508.992
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 547 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released August 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
Introduction: The History of Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures: Toward a Definition of the Agenda.
1: The Greek-Arabic Scientific Tradition and Its Appropriation, Adaptation, and Development in Medieval Jewish Cultures, East and West.
2: The Assimilation of Greco-Arabic Learning by Medieval Jewish Cultures: A Brief Bibliographic Introduction.
3: Medieval Hebrew Translations of Philosophical and Scientific Texts: A Chronological Table.
4: Arabic and Latin Cultures as Resources for the Hebrew Translation Movement: Comparative Considerations, Both Quantitative and Qualitative.
5: The Production of Hebrew Scientific Books According to Dated Medieval Manuscripts.
6: Individual Sciences as Studied and Practiced by Medieval Jews.
7: Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture.
8: Astronomy among Jews in the Middle Ages.
9: Interactions between Jewish and Christian Astronomers in the Iberian Peninsula.
10: The Hebrew Mathematics Culture (Twelfth–Sixteenth Centuries).
11: Mathematical and Physical Optics in Medieval Jewish Scientific Thought.
12: The Evolution of the Genre of the Philosophical-Scientific Commentary: Hebrew Supercommentaries on Aristotle's Physics.
13: Latin Scholastic Influences on Late Medieval Hebrew Physics: The State of the Art.
14: Meteorology and Zoology in Medieval Hebrew Texts.
15: The Mental Faculties and the Psychology of Sleep and Dreams.
16: Toward a History of Hebrew Astrological Literature: A Bibliographical Survey.
17: Astrology in Medieval Jewish Thought (Twelfth–Fourteenth Centuries).
18: Astral Magic and Specific Properties (Segullot) in Medieval Jewish Thought: Non-Aristotelian Science and Theology.
19: Medicine among Medieval Jews: The Science, the Art, and the Practice.
20: Alchemy in Medieval Jewish Cultures: A Noted Absence.
21: The Science of Language among Medieval Jews.
22: Scientific Knowledge in Context.
23: Medieval Karaism and Science.
24: Science in the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Cultural Orbit New Perspectives.
25: Philosophy and Science in Medieval Jewish Commentaries on the Bible.
26: Kabbalah and Science in the Middle Ages: Preliminary Remarks.
27: History, Language, and the Sciences in Medieval Spain.
Name Index.
Subject Index.