The Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds

A definitive biography of Moses Maimonides, one of the most influential intellects in history.

By Joel L. Kraemer Read by Sean Pratt Biographies & Memoirs / Jewish / Nonfiction / Philosophy English, Unabridged 20h 1m Sell Sheet
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16 Audio CDs August 23, 2016 $69.99 $59.99 9781520020242 Add to Cart
2 MP3 CDs August 23, 2016 $29.99 $19.99 9781520020259 Add to Cart
							As a physician, Maimonides is associated with Hippocrates as a founder of modern medicine; his influence in philosophy is equal to that of Plato, Aristotle, Spinoza, and Kant; in religion, he is as significant as Moses, Martin Luther, and Saint Augustine; and as a lawgiver, he has been recognized by the United States Congress as one of the greatest alongside Hammurabi and  Thomas Jefferson. Now, in a dazzling work of scholarship, Joel Kraemer tells the complete story of Maimonides’s rich life.

"...a definitive biography of medieval Judaism's chief intellectual sage..." - Publishers Weekly

"Kraemer...has a talent for synthesis, distilling Maimonides' entire corpus of writing...into a fluid and accessible narrative...compelling even for readers unfamiliar with Maimonides' contributions to philosophy." - Booklist

"There are few things all Jews can agree on, but one may be that there is no figure in Judaism in the last 1,000 years who is as revered as Moses ben Maimon (1135-1204), better known by the Greek form of his name, Maimonides. Joel L. Kraemer's extensive biography Maimonides brings this venerated rabbi and physician to life for a new generation of readers..." - Shaul Magid, The Washington Post