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Andalus and Sefarad: On Philosophy and Its History in Islamic Spain

Sarah Stroumsa


Al-Andalus, the Iberian territory ruled by Islam from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries, was home to a flourishing philosophical culture among Muslims and the Jews who lived in their midst. Andalusians spoke proudly of the region's excellence, and indeed it engendered celebrated thinkers such as Maimonides and Averroes. This book offers an integrative new approach to Jewish and Muslim philosophy in al-Andalus, where the cultural commonality of the Islamicate world allowed scholars from diverse religious backgrounds to engage in the same philosophical pursuits. The book traces the developme ... More

Keywords: al-Andalus, Islam, Muslim Iberia, Muslim philosophy, Jewish philosophy, Islamic Spain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691176437
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691176437.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Stroumsa, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem