From a symbolic and cultural perspective, issuing a new legislation was certainly one of the most significant expressions of the strength of the new political power.
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Around 1200, the lawyers were looking for a balance between the two authorities: the one of the lawmakers and the one of the existing law.
We are going to read chapters 1 and 7 of this book: Conte, Emanuele.
Among those manuscripts and editions, it is difficult to make the right choice.
We will be focusing on Maimonides’s dedication and introduction to his own work (until page 65 of the suggested edition).
Along with the works of Averroes and Maimonides, we will be reading this article by one of the most important scholars in the field of Maimonidean studies: Stern, Josef.
Some excerpts: La ficción es la piedra angular de la cultura.
First paragraphs: The Rambam’s Introduction to the Mishneh Torah “In the name of God, Lord of the world: “Then I will not be ashamed when I gaze at all Your mitzvot”(Psalms 119:6). The mitzvot given to Moses at Mount Sinai were all given together with their explanations, as implied by [Exodus 24:12]: “And I will give you the tablets of stone, the Torah, and the mitzvah.”“The Torah” refers to the Written Law; “the mitzvah,” to its explanation.
We will be reading from this bilingual, Arabic/English edition: Ibn Rushd. Decisive Treatise and Epistle Dedicatory.