Córdoba
(2,346 words)

City in Andalusia and birthplace of Moses Maimonides, the great Jewish philosopher of the Middle Ages and author of More Nevukhim (Guide for the Perplexed). A statue of Maimonides was erected in Córdoba at the center of the ancient Jewish quarter in 1964 during the authoritarian regime of General Francisco Franco (1892–1975). The Maimonides statue exemplifies the ambivalent attitude o…

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Gómez López-Quiñones , Antonio, “Córdoba”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0158>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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