Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy

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Mantino ben Samuel, Jacob

Born: Late fifteenth century
Died: 1549, Damascus
  • Charles Burnett
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_410-1


Jacob Mantino was one of the most important Jews in the sixteenth century who spent his life working for Christian patrons, teaching in Christian institutions, and translating philosophical and medical texts in Latin for the advancement of those subjects among his Christian, Latin-reading, audience. His key role was in providing clear and up-to-date translations of the principal Arabic/Islamic authorities on philosophy and medicine, Averroes and Avicenna.


Arabic Text Latin Translation Aristotelian Logic Hebrew Translation Christian Scholar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced StudyUniversity of LondonLondonUK