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A Crown for the King - Ibn Gabirol, Solomon ben Judah, and Ibn, and Gabirol, Solomon Ibn
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Solomon ibn Gabirol (ca. 1021 - ca. 1058) was the greatest of the Spanish Jewish poets and an important neoplatonist philosopher. Translated into Latin in the mid-twelfth century, his philosophical work became influential among scholars who were unaware that "Avicebron" (as his last name was Latinized) was a Jew and a celebrated writer of religious hymns. The Royal Crown (or, "A Crown for the King" in Slavitt's translation) is the greatest of Gabirol's poems. Its theme is the problem of the human predicament: the frailty of ...

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A Crown for the King 1998, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195119626

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