Philosophie et Exégèse dans le Jardin de la métaphore de Moïse Ibn 'Ezra, Philosophe et Poète Andalou du XIIe Siècle

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This volume deals with the philosophical and exegetical doctrines of one of the greatest figures of the Golden Age of Spain - Moses Ibn 'Ezra, as they appear in his Garden of the Metaphor ( Maqālat al-ḥadīqa). The latter, a study of man in his spiritual and physical aspects, is a résumé of all that a cultured Judaeo-arabic individual should know about philosophy. The author reviews the biblical metaphors dealing with man, against the background of the intellectual and literary climate of the period.

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Paul B. Fenton, Docteur dès lettres orientales, Sorbonne (1976), is Professor of Post-Biblical Jewish Literature at the University of Strasbourg. He has published extensively on the intellectual and cultural history of Jews in Islamic lands, most notably Deux traités de mystique juive ( Verdier, 1987).
Persons interested in Jewish and Islamic intellectual history, exegesis, rhetoric and poetry.