The Medieval Hebrew Encyclopedias of Science and Philosophy

Proceedings of the Bar-Ilan University Conference

  • Steven Harvey

Part of the Amsterdam Studies in Jewish Thought book series (ASJT, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Steven Harvey
      Pages 1-28
  3. The Medieval Latin Encyclopedias

  4. The Encyclopedia of Science and Philosophy in the Medieval Islamic World

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt
      Pages 77-98
    3. Charles E. Butterworth
      Pages 99-119
  5. Early Hebrew Encyclopedias

  6. Structure and Sources of the Major Thirteenth-Century Hebrew Encyclopedias

  7. Topics in the Thirteenth-Century Hebrew Encyclopedias

  8. Later Hebrew Encyclopedias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Abraham Melamed
      Pages 441-464
    3. Charles H. Manekin
      Pages 465-519
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 520-549

About this book


In January 1998 leading scholars from Europe, the United States, and Israel in the fields of medieval encyclopedias (Arabic, Latin and Hebrew) and medieval Jewish philosophy and science gathered together at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel, for an international conference on medieval Hebrew encyclopedias of science and philosophy. The primary purpose of the conference was to explore and define the structure, sources, nature, and characteristics of the medieval Hebrew encyclopedias of science and philosophy. This book, the first to devote itself to the medieval Hebrew encyclopedias of science and philosophy, contains revised versions of the papers that were prepared for this conference. This volume also includes an annotated translation of Moritz Steinschneider's groundbreaking discussion of this subject in his Die hebraeischen Übersetzungen.
The Medieval Hebrew Encyclopedias of Science and Philosophy will be of particular interest to students of medieval philosophy and science, Jewish intellectual history, the history of ideas, and pre-modern Western encyclopedias.


Aristotle Medieval philosophy Middle Ages Sigmund Freud logic metaphysics philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven Harvey
    • 1
  1. 1.Bar-Ilan UniversityRamat-GanIsrael

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5428-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9389-2
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