Item description for The Book of Direction to the Duties of the Heart by Menahem Mansoor Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn Pakuda...
From the original Arabic version of Bahya Ben Joseph Ibn Paquda's al-Hidaya ila Fara'id al-Qulub. Introd., trans. and notes by Menahem Mansoor, Sara Arenson, and Shoshana Dannhauser. 1973. 480 p. Bibliog. One of the most important works of Jewish philosophy and ethics, composed in the early 12th century. The author was very much influenced by the neo-Platonism of his age, as well as by the Muslim mystical ideas of the Sufis.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.3" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2000
Publisher Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
ISBN 1904113230 ISBN13 9781904113232
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Scholarly translation from the original Arabic Dec 8, 1998
Noted scholar Menachem Mansoor makes an extremely valuable addition to the wealth of literature on Bachya ben Yosef ibn Pakuda's extensively-studied treatise on spirituality and ethical behavior. Whereas most extant popular translations are taken from Ibn Tibbon's definitive Hebrew translation, Mansoor works from the recovered Arabic version -- the language in which Bachya wrote. The result is a deeper and richer understanding of the subtleties of this already remarkable work.