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REASONS OF THE LAWS OF MOSES FROM THE MORE NEVOCHIM OF MAIMONIDES WITH NOTES, DISSERTATIONS, AND A LIFE OF THE AUTHOR

Townley, James


Item #: 11729
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.;

Subjects: RELIGION/THEOLOGY & THE LAW

"The laws and institutions of Moses constitute the earliestand most original system of Ecclesiastical and civil juris-prudence and polity, with which the world has ever beenfavoured."...from the Preface. Maimonides' classic work ofreligious philosophy, the "More Nevochim" or Guide for thePerplexed, contains an important section, The Reasons of TheLaws of Moses, which was never fully translated into Englishuntil Townsley's translation, based on early Hebrew andLatin editions, which was originally published in 1829.Townsley's scholarly translation is supplemented by ninedissertations on the work, extensive notes and an index, anda biography of Maimonides (1135-1204) the medieval Jewishphilosopher and jurist.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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