NES 4540

NES 4540

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Moses Maimonides who was born in Cordoba (1138), moved to Fez as a youth and died in Cairo (1204) is regarded by Jewish, Islamic, and Christian tradition alike as the most important Jewish religious intellectual of the classical age of Islam/the High Middle Ages. This seminar will examine Maimonides as the product of his time and place including his complex relationship with Arabo-Islamic culture and, because of his stature as a communal figure, rabbinic scholar, court physician and philosopher, his role as a catalyst for cultural developments. For comparative purposes we also consider Maimonides' Andalusi contemporary, Ibn Rushd, the philosopher, Muslim jurist, physician and scholar of Islamic law.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GHB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Course Subfield (RS)
Course Attribute (CU-ITL)

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  • 16445 NES 4540   SEM 101

    • W Uris Hall 375A
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person