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Old 07-19-2012, 12:52 PM
 
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"Rich and complex in their own right, Maimonides' writings must, however, be understood within their 12th-13th century Spanish Islamicate context, revealing, as they do, the imprint of earlier Greek and Islamic philosophical traditions. "
The Influence of Islamic Thought on Maimonides (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
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Also one has to be aware of this gentleman, centuries before. A Christian.

Hunayn ibn Ishaq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "809873) was a famous and influential Assyrian[1] Nestorian Christian scholar, physician, and scientist, known for his work in translating Greek scientific and medical works into Arabic and Syriac during the heyday of the Islamic Abbasid Caliphate."
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