Are the Founders of Religions Impostors?

  • Friedrich Niewöhner
Part of the Archives Internationales D’Histoire Des Idees / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 114)


A comparison will be made of three texts which stand in a relation of literary dependency to one another: (1) Samuel Al-Maghribi’s Silencing the Jews, written in 1163 in Baghdad; (2) Maimonides’ Epistle to Yemen, written in 1172 in Cairo; and (3) Solomon Ibn Verga’s Shebet Yehuda, written in 1507 in Naples.


Jewish Community Divine Commandment Religious Argumentation Religious Persecution Radical Atheist 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Dordrecht / Boston / Lancaster 1986

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