Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and studies: Vol. 2: Texts in contexts

Alexander Fidora (Editor), Harvey J. Hames (Editor), Yosef Schwartz (Editor)

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This two-volume work, Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies sheds new light on an under-investigated phenomenon of European medieval intellectual history: the transmission of knowledge and texts from Latin into Hebrew between the twelfth and the fifteenth century. Because medieval Jewish philosophy and science in Christian Europe drew mostly on Hebrew translations from Arabic, the significance of the input from the Christian majority culture has been neglected. Latin-into-Hebrew: Texts and Studies redresses the balance. It highlights the various phases of Latin-into-Hebrew translations and considers their disparity in time, place, and motivations. Special emphasis is put on the singular role of the translations of Latin medical and philosophical literature. Volume One: Studies , offers 18 studies and Volume Two: Texts in Contexts , includes editions and analyses of hitherto unpublished texts of medieval Latin-into-Hebrew translations. Both volumes are available separately or together as a set. This groundbreaking work is indispensable for any scholar interested in the history of medieval philosophic and scientific thought in Hebrew, Latin, and Arabic in relationship to the vicissitudes of Jewish-Christian relations.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
Number of pages514
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-25287-5
ISBN (Print)9789004229327, 9004229329
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameStudies in Jewish history and culture


  • Latin literature
  • Medieval and modern -- Translations into Hebrew
  • Literature
  • Medieval -- Translations into Hebrew
  • Classical literature -- History and criticism
  • Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period
  • 425-1789
  • Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity
  • Christianity and other religions -- Judaism
  • Translating and interpreting -- Social aspects
  • תרגום ופרשנות -- היבטים חברתיים
  • الترجمة الكتابيّة والفوريّة -- جوانب اجتماعيّة
  • נצרות ודתות אחרות -- יהדות
  • المسيحيّة وديانات أخرى -- اليهوديّة
  • יהדות -- יחסים -- נצרות
  • اليهوديّة -- العلاقات -- المسيحيّة
  • יהדות -- היסטוריה -- ימי-הביניים וראשית התקופה המודרנית
  • ספרות קלאסית -- היסטוריה וביקורת
  • ספרות ימי הביניים -- תרגומים לעברית
  • ספרות לטינית
  • ימי הביניים ומדורנית -- תרגומים לעברית

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Christianity and other religions -- Judaism
  • Classical literature -- History and criticism
  • Judaism -- History -- Medieval and early modern period, 425-1789
  • Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity
  • Latin literature -- Translations into Hebrew
  • Literature, Medieval -- Translations into Hebrew
  • Medicine -- History -- Sources
  • Medicine, Medieval -- History
  • Philosophy, Medieval -- Sources
  • Philosophy, Medieval -- History
  • Translating and interpreting -- Social aspects
  • Christianity -- Relations -- Judaism
  • Christianity and other religions -- Relations -- Judaism
  • Judaism -- Christianity
  • Jews -- Relations -- Christianity
  • Judaism and Christianity
  • Medicine -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • Medicine -- History -- Middle Ages


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