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The guide for the perplexed by Moses Maimonides

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Published by East and West Library in London .
Written in English


  • Philosophy, Jewish.,
  • Philosophy, Medieval.,
  • Judaism -- Works to 1900.

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Edition Notes


Statementwith introduction and commentary by Julius Guttmann ; translated from the Arabic by Chaim Rabin.
GenreWorks to 1900.
ContributionsRabin, Chaim., Guttmann, Julius, 1880-1950.
LC ClassificationsB"759"M3"G8
The Physical Object
Pagination233 p.
Number of Pages233
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20382943M

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