Publisher: 21st Publishing
Release Date: Feb 12, 2015
An enthralling read on the highly regarded philosopher Moses Maimonides. Know for his intellectual prowess and his contradictory views, his fame is etched in history. His brilliance depicted in his writings masterfully bridging religion with science and philosophy.
Exiled, drifting until landing in Israel where he quickly became appreciated for his intellectual capabilities. A lifelong writer his manuscripts nothing less than profound.
We are privy to this geniuses childhood to his renown place in history. His brilliance unsurpassable garnering recognition from Jews, Christians and Muslims. An in depth glimpse into the man not limited to the scholar.
A wonderfully written historical biography of a brilliant man of arcane intellectual magnitude.
Outstanding writing and research. Arbel focuses on the rich and vibrant environs of the 12th century including food, fashion and the energy of the time period. A fulfilling reading experience full of texture and dimension. Exceptioal read.
Moses Maimonides brought controversy that is still raging—eight hundred years after his death. At certain times his books were banned and even burned at the stake. But no one could ever deny that his work was that of a brilliant innovator and scholar who could reconcile religious traditions with science and philosophy like no one else.
Arbel has a Ph.D. in the field of mythology and folklore but has also devoted much study to her special interest in Jewish history, biography, legends, and myths. She is currently engaged in writing the biography of Hillel the Elder, the first century B.C. leader and religious scholar.
Dr. Arbel was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. She has lived and studied in Tel Aviv, Paris, and New York and currently resides in Manhattan.
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