Maimonides: the Life and World of One of Civilization's Greatest Minds

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Kraemer (emeritus divinity, U. of Chicago) offers a substantial biography of Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides (1138-1204). He discusses his birth and childhood in the multi-cultural milieu of Islamic Spain, his time in Morocco and Acre, and his many years in Egypt where he lived most of his adult life and did most of his writing. Annotation 2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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JOEL L. KRAEMER, John Henry Barrows Professor Emeritus in the Divinity School and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, is the author of Humanism in the Renaissance of Islam and Philosophy in the Renaissance of Islam, and is the editor of Perspectives on Maimonides. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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