Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages; Description: viii, 472 p. ; 23 cm. Subjects: Jewish philosophy -- Jewish religion / spirituality -- Jewish Theology. Series: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization. 1 Kg. 472 pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Bahya Ibn Pakuda was born c. 1050, and lived for some time in Saragossa in Spain. His major work was written in Arabic, but it is most well-known by its Hebrew title Hovot ha-Levavot (Duties of the Heart). It enjoyed enormous popularity and was reprinted many times. In the book Bahya investigates the motivation of Jewish practice and embarks on a philosophical enquiry into the nature of God, religion, and man. He was very much influenced by the Neoplatonism of his age, as well as by the Muslim mystics. This edition by Menahem Mansoor is the first translation of the work from the original Arabic text, and this shows a number of variations from the Hebrew version. He has added an Introduction and Notes which draw attention to the influences on Bahya's thought and to other relevant material.
About the Author: Menahem Mansoor is Chairman in the Department of Hebrew and Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin.
Title: The book of direction to the duties of the ...
Publisher: London : Routledge and Kegan Paul
Publication Date: 1973
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Routledge, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. (Ref. ) Red cloth boards with gilt spine titles. Small pale stain half way across front board. Owner's initials to ffep otherwise very good contents and generally unmarked. DJ is torn at corners and head of spine at hinges. Seller Inventory # 006579
Book Description Routledge, 1973. Condition: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP9526338
Book Description Routledge, London, 1973, 1973. Condition: Very Good. First edition. Hardback. Fine in lightly used price-clipped dust jacket. Seller Inventory # A63035
Book Description London, Routledge & Kegan, 1973. 8°, 472 S., OLwd. m. OU., Farbkopfschnitt., Min. gebrauchsspurig, sonst tadell. (= The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization). Aus dem Arabischen v. Menahem Mansoor. Text engl. 1100 gr. Schlagworte: Judaica. Seller Inventory # 53588
Book Description Routledge, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020710074050
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Book Description Routledge, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110710074050
Book Description Routledge, 1973. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0710074050