Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds: Kraemer, Joel L. Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds: Kraemer, Joel L.

Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds

Kraemer, Joel L.

Published by Doubleday, 2008
ISBN 10: 038551199X / ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

No marks inside or out, almost like new. Clean hardcover with square binding and corners. Unclipped dustjacket with very little wear and no tears. NY: Doubleday, 2008. First Edition with full number line, 1st printing. xvi, 621 pages. - A comprehensive biography of the great medieval Jewish thinker, physician and lawgiver; and an excursion into the Mediterranean world of the 12th century. - - Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
3.79 avg rating
(125 ratings)

Synopsis:

This authoritative biography of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential minds in all of human history, illuminates his life as a philosopher, physician, and lawgiver. A biography on a grand scale, it brilliantly explicates one man’s life against the background of the social, religious, and political issues of his time.

Maimonides was born in Córdoba, in Muslim-ruled Spain, in 1138 and died in Cairo in 1204. He lived in an Arab-Islamic environment from his early years in Spain and North Africa to his later years in Egypt, where he was immersed in its culture and society. His life, career, and writings are the highest expression of the intertwined worlds of Judaism and Islam.

Maimonides lived in tumultuous times, at the peak of the Reconquista in Spain and the Crusades in Palestine. His monumental compendium of Jewish law, the Mishneh Torah, became a basis of all subsequent Jewish legal codes and brought him recognition as one of the foremost lawgivers of humankind. In Egypt, his training as a physician earned him a place in the entourage of the great Sultan Saladin, and he wrote medical works in Arabic that were translated into Hebrew and Latin and studied for centuries in Europe. As a philosopher and scientist, he contributed to mathematics and astronomy, logic and ethics, politics and theology. His Guide of the Perplexed, a masterful interweaving of religious tradition and scientific and philosophic thought, influenced generations of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish thinkers.

Now, in a dazzling work of scholarship, Joel Kraemer tells the complete story of Maimonides’ rich life. MAIMONIDES is at once a portrait of a great historical figure and an excursion into the Mediterranean world of the twelfth century. Joel Kraemer draws on a wealth of original sources to re-create a remarkable period in history when Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions clashed and mingled in a setting alive with intense intellectual exchange and religious conflict.

About the Author:

JOEL L. KRAEMER, John Henry Barrows Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, is the author of Humanism in the Renaissance of Islam and Philosophy in the Renaissance of Islam, and is the editor of Perspectives on Maimonides. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Maimonides: The Life and World of One of ...
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Joel L. Kraemer
Published by Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, The
ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks - Free State
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, The. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G038551199XI3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Joel L. Kraemer
Published by Doubleday Religion
ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday Religion. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2833503327

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Kraemer, Joel L.
Published by Doubleday (2008)
ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Blue
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_197779601

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Kraemer, Joel L.
Published by Doubleday (2008)
ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Emerald
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_197342275

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Goodwill Industries of South Florida
(Fort Lauderdale, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Good. All of our books are in excellent shape! May contain some wear or contain minimal highlighting-writing. Bookseller Inventory # 3NCE25002LUE

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 4.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Kraemer, Joel L.
Published by Doubleday (2008)
ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB Inc.
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_191366504

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 5.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Kraemer, Joel L.
Published by Doubleday (2008)
ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Ruby
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_127172246

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Kraemer, Joel L.
Published by Doubleday Religion
ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Gonia Books
(Pleasant View, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday Religion. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 038551199X Book is in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # RJ-HBM-34380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Kraemer, Joel L.
Published by Doubleday Religion (2008)
ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
HPB-Diamond
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday Religion, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_206320062

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Kraemer, Joel L.
Published by Doubleday
ISBN 10: 038551199X ISBN 13: 9780385511995
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Scouts
(Fort Gratiot, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 038551199X American first edition, first printing. Contains number line 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. No remainder mark.All of our books are marked down 40% until October 1, 2017 (Discount is already applied). Start loading up now!. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1018598

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 11.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 21 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book