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Country of LocationSwitzerland
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Library / CollectionZentralbibliothek
ShelfmarkMs. Heid. 166
Manuscript TitleAverroes, Hebrew translation by Qalonymos ben Qalonymos of the Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics
CaptionPaper · II + 46 + I ff. · 32.3 x 22.3 cm · Italy · 15th century
Manuscript SummaryThis almost complete Italian 15th century paper copy is composed of Books II to VIII of the Hebrew translation of Averroes’ Middle Commentary on the Physics by Aristotle. The learned Andalusian polymath, jurist and imam, Abu al-Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Rushd – or Averroes (1126-1198), known as the Commentator, devoted his entire life on restoring Aristotle’s original teachings, and writing commentaries on nearly all of Aristotle’s works. He was therefore considered one of the most influential philosophic authorities of the Middle Ages, not only among the Latin Scholastics, but particularly among Jews, for the understanding of Aristotelian science through the Hebrew translations of his commentaries. The Middle Commentary is the least known of Averroes’ commentaries on the Physics and exists today in two complete Hebrew translations from the Arabic and one partial 16th century Hebrew-to-Latin translation. The Hebrew translation found in Ms. Heid. 166 is that of the Provençal Jewish philosopher Qalonymos ben Qalonymos (1286-d. after 1328), entitled Bi᷾ ur ha-Shema’, and was the most widely copied version of the Hebrew translations.
Standard descriptionDr. Justine Isserles, Research Associate, EPHE-SAPRAT, Paris, 2020.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-zbz-Ms-Heid-0166 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-zbz-Ms-Heid-0166)
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IIIF Manifest URLhttp://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/zbz-Ms-Heid-0166/manifest.json
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How to quoteZürich, Zentralbibliothek, Ms. Heid. 166: Averroes, Hebrew translation by Qalonymos ben Qalonymos of the Middle Commentary on Aristotle’s Physics (http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/zbz/Ms-Heid-0166).
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