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On Asthma, Volume 2

Critical Editions of Hebrew and Latin Translations

Edited and translated by Gerrit Bos and Michael R. McVaugh
Maimonides, one of the most celebrated rabbis in the history of Judaism, was a prolific author of influential Arabic philosophical and medical treatises as well as two of the most important works on Jewish law. Presented here as a companion to the English translation and Arabic text of the first volume, On Asthma, Volume Two offers Gerrit Bos’s critical editions of all three surviving medieval Hebrew translations of Maimonides’ work: one allegedly prepared by the fourteenth-century physician Samuel Benveniste, who served Don Manuel, brother of King Pedro IV of Aragon; a second by Joshua Shatibi from Játiva (Xátiva) between the years 1379 and 1390, for the referendary Fernán Díaz of Toledo at the court of King Juan II of Castile; and a third by an anonymous translator, perhaps in the thirteenth century.  The volume also contains critical editions by Michael R. McVaugh of the two medieval Latin translations of Maimonides’ treatise, one probably made by Giovanni da Capua at Rome c. 1300 and the other begun by Armengaud Blaise in Montpellier in 1294 but completed eight years later. It concludes with a section of addenda and corrigenda to the first volume.

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Table of Contents

Latin Sigla and Abbreviations
Hebrew Sigla and Abbreviations
Transliteration and Citation Style
Introduction to the Latin Texts
Introduction to the Hebrew Texts
The Latin Translation by Giovanni de Capua

The Latin Translation by Armengaud Blaise
The Hebrew Translation by Samuel Benveniste
The Hebrew Translation by Joshua Shatibi
The Anonymous Hebrew Translation
Index to Armengaud Blaise’s Translation
Index to Giovanni de Capua’s Translation
Glossary 1: Arabic-Hebrew-English Glossary of Technical Terms and Materia Medica
Index to Glossary 1: Benveniste
Index to Glossary 1: Shatabi
Index to Glossary 1: Anonymous
Glossary 2: Hebrew-English Glossary of Technical Terms and Materia Medica
Index to Glossary 2: Benveniste
Index to Glossary 2: Anonymous
Addenda and Corrigenda

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