The Book of Direction to the Duties of the Heart, From the Original Arabic Version [The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization]

Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn Pakuda (Text); Menahem Mansoor (Translator and Editor)

Published by Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1973
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Quarto. VIII, 472pp. Original printed wrappers over burgundy cloth with gold lettering on spine. Top edge red. Publisher's logo on title page. Noted scholar Menachem Mansoor makes an extremely valuable addition to the wealth of literature on Bachya ben Yosef ibn Pakuda's extensively-studied treatise on spirituality and ethical behavior. Whereas most extant popular translations are taken from Ibn Tibbon's definitive Hebrew translation, Mansoor works from the recovered Arabic version - the language in which Bachya wrote. The result is a deeper and richer understanding of the subtleties of this already remarkable work. Wrappers, binding and interior in overall very good condition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Book of Direction to the Duties of the ...
Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul
Publication Date: 1973
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: vg
Edition: First edition.

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