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1. Medieval Period

Between c. 1050 and 1500 Jewish scholars in Spain, Provence, and Italy translated a large number of texts in the fields of philosophy, science, and medicine from Arabic or Latin into Hebrew. This transfer of knowledge of non-Jewish origin gave rise to the flourishing of science and philosophy in the medieval Jewish communities in Christian lands, which brought about a major change in the intellectual landscape of these communities.

Arabic into Hebrew

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Fontaine, Resianne, Idelson-Shein, Iris, Shavit, Zohar and Weissbrod, Rachel, “Translations”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish Book Cultures Online, General Editor: Emile Schrijver. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2772-4026_EJBO_COM_042514>
First published online: 2023

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