Maimonides in His World: Portrait of a Mediterranean Thinker

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INDEX
Abraham (Patriarch), 185–86
Abraham ibn Daud, 36
Abu Ya'qūb Yūsuf (Almohad ruler), 80
afterlife, 122. See also hereafter
Alexander of Aphrodisias, 14–15
Alexandrian Academy, Fārābī's concentration on, 29
Alexandrian school, Christianization of, 28
al-Filāhā al-nabatiyya, 100
Almohads, 8–10, 53–59; and astronomy, 80–82; and legal methodology, 61–70; and philosophy, 80–82; and theology, 70–79
Almoravids, 8, 54
'Amiri, Abu al-Hasan al-, 136–37, 143
anachronism, 30
Andalusians, 36
anthropomorphism, 54, 70–72
Arabic language, 19–22
Aristotelian philosophy, 15, 44, 51, 97
Aristotelian physics, 80–83
Aristotelian tradition, Arabic, 14–15, 30, 34
Aristotle, 14–15, 132, 149
astrology, 96, 114, 140, 146; distinguished from astronomy, 141
astronomy, 80–82, 113–14, 125, 141
Averroes (Ibn Rushd), 14, 16, 19, 67–70, 73–75, 80, 92n41, 116, 124, 154, 182; Bidāyat al-mujtahid, 68
Avicenna (Ibn Sīna), 16, 18–19, 145, 154, 160–64, 174, 182; Epistle Against Astrology, 146–47
Avot (tractate), 11
Ayyubids, 9, 17
Baghdad, 86, 168
Baghdādi, Abū al-Barakāt al-, 18, 172
Baghdādī, 'Abd al-Latif al-, 20
Baron, Salo W., 33, 41n59
Basir, Yusuf al-, 35
Benjamin of Tudela, 168–69
Berman, Lawrence, 103
Bible (Hebrew), and hereafter, 156
biblical references: Ezekiel 17:3, 1; Jeremiah 2:25, 60; Psalms 94:8–9, 51
Bīruni, Abu Rayhān al-, 143
Bitriq, Yahya al-, 30, 30n24
Boethusians, 42
Book of Commandments (Maimonides), 21
Braudel, Fernand, 3–4
Byzantium, Christian, 106
Cairo, 168
Cairo Geniza, 3, 100n80, 151n123
censorship, 183
Christianization, of Alexandrian philosophy, 28
Christian kalam, 26–38
Christians: and Aristotelianism, 15; Byzantine, 122; Greek and Syriac, 29; and intellectual history of Muslim Spain, xiii–xiv; Oriental, 96; as protected minority, 56; and transmission of Hellenic culture to Arabs, 32; use of Greek philosophy, 28
Chwolsohn, Daniel, 90, 91n33, 103
Code (Maimonides). See Mishneh Torah Commentary on the Mishnah (Maimonides), 11, 21, 38, 43, 45, 71–72, 107, 150–51, 157, 166
comparisons, systematic, 101
convivencia, 5–6
Cordoba, 8
cultural biography, xii
cultural influence, 32–33
darshan, 122
David ben Judah Leon, 83
divinations, 113
divine accommodation, 105
divine economy, 92
Dunash ben Tamim, 36
Egypt: ascendance over Iraq as Jewish center, 169; Ayyūbid, 9; Fātimid, 8–9
Egyptians: as Sabians, 91

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