Solomon Ben Moses Melguiri And The Transmission Of Knowledge From Latin Into Hebrew

@inproceedings{KahanaSmilansky2011SolomonBM,
  title={Solomon Ben Moses Melguiri And The Transmission Of Knowledge From Latin Into Hebrew},
  author={Hagar Kahana-Smilansky},
  year={2011}
}
This chapter summarizes Solomon ben Moses Melguiri's biography and personal links with Jewish and Christian scholars, illustrating one of Gad Freudenthal's major concerns, the transmission of Latin science into Hebrew. On the basis of a considerable body of medieval Hebrew scientific translations, Freudenthal has recently analyzed the cultural habits behind the preference for Arabic over Latin scientific sources. Learned Jewish circles in Provence, he writes, preferred to rely on Arabic sources… CONTINUE READING

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