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Abraham Ibn Ezra Latinus on nativities : a parallel Latin-English critical edition of 'Liber Nativitatum' and 'Liber Abraham Iudei de Nativitatibus' / edited, translated and annotated by Shlomo Sela.

Author/Creator:
Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Koninklijke Brill NV ; [2019] , ©2019
Series:
Ibn Ezra, Abraham ben Meïr, 1089-1164. Selections. 2010 ; Works. v. 6.
Études sur le judaïsme médiéval 78
Abraham Ibn Ezra's Astrological Writings 6.
Etudes sur le judaïsme médiéval; v. 78.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 564 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Astrology -- Early works to 1800.
Jewish astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Summary:
Abraham Ibn Ezra was "reborn" in the Latin West in the last decades of the thirteenth century thanks to a plethora of authored and anonymous Latin translations of his astrological writings. The present volume offers the first critical edition, accompanied by an English translation, a commentary, and an introductory study, of 'Liber nativitatum' (Book of Nativities) and 'Liber Abraham Iudei de nativitatibus' (Book on Nativities by Abraham the Jew), two astrological treatises in Latin that were written by Abraham Ibn Ezra or attributed to him, and whose Hebrew source-text or archetype has not survived. The first is undoubtedly an anonymous Latin translation of the second version of Ibn Ezra's 'Sefer ha-moladot' (Book of Nativities), whose Hebrew source text is otherwise lost. The second is the most mysterious specimen among the Latin works attributed to Ibn Ezra that have no extant Hebrew counterpart. The present volume shows not only that the 'Liber Abraham Iudei de nativitatibus' underwent a significant metamorphosis over time and was transmitted in four significantly different versions, but also that its date of composition is not that previously accepted by modern scholarship. -- From publisher, page four of cover.
Abraham Ibn Ezra was "reborn" in the Latin West in the last decades of the thirteenth century thanks to a plethora of authored and anonymous Latin translations of his astrological writings. The present volume offers the first critical edition, accompanied by an English translation, a commentary, and an introductory study, of 'Liber nativitatum' (Book of Nativities) and 'Liber Abraham Iudei de nativitatibus' (Book on Nativities by Abraham the Jew), two astrological treatises in Latin that were written by Abraham Ibn Ezra or attributed to him, and whose Hebrew source-text or archetype has not survived. The first is undoubtedly an anonymous Latin translation of the second version of Ibn Ezra's 'Sefer ha-moladot' (Book of Nativities), whose Hebrew source text is otherwise lost. The second is the most mysterious specimen among the Latin works attributed to Ibn Ezra that have no extant Hebrew counterpart. The present volume shows not only that the 'Liber Abraham Iudei de nativitatibus' underwent a significant metamorphosis over time and was transmitted in four significantly different versions, but also that its date of composition is not that previously accepted by modern scholarship.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 548-554) and indexes.
Contributor:
Sela, Shlomo, editor, translator.
ISBN:
9789004392342
9004392343
OCLC:
1089210873
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