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The Beginning of Wisdom : an astrological treatise / Abraham Ibn Ezra (12 th century)

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This is a 2001 paperback edition of the 1939 translation of this book written in 1148. The book is in excellent condition. The card front cover is creased along the spine tape, but otherwise shows almost no wear. Internally the pages are almost as new - clean, tight and unmarked.

"Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra wrote the Beginning of Wisdom in 1148 AD as a basic introduction to astrology. While Ibn Ezra was Jewish, this text is an excellent introduction to medieval Arabic astrology. The 12th and 13th centuries saw many Arabic texts, not just on astrology, brought to Europe and translated into Latin. Medieval and Renaissance European astrology was largely derived from sources in the Arabic world.
This edition translated is from the original Hebrew by Meira Epstein and edited by Robert Hand, one of the foremost traditional astrologers practicing today. It discusses the fixed stars and constellations, the signs, houses, aspects and provides an excellent basic introduction to traditional astrology. Epstein and Hand provide copious annotations which are both interesting and useful. This version of the Beginning of Wisdom is superior to the earlier Levy-Cantera translation because it was done by actual astrologers whose practical knowledge of the subject is combined with extensive scholarship.
The Beginning of Wisdon is a helpful reference text for practicing traditional astrologers and a useful introduction to the subject for those starting their studies in this area."

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Author(s):
Abraham Ibn Ezra
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 21 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1898503354
Number of pages:
140
Publisher:
Ascella Publications (2001)
Title:
The Beginning of Wisdom : an astrological treatise

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This is a 2001 paperback edition of the 1939 translation of this book written in 1148. The book is in excellent condition. The card front cover is creased along the spine tape, but otherwise shows almost no wear. Internally the pages are almost as new - clean, tight and unmarked.

"Rabbi Avraham Ibn Ezra wrote the Beginning of Wisdom in 1148 AD as a basic introduction to astrology. While Ibn Ezra was Jewish, this text is an excellent introduction to medieval Arabic astrology. The 12th and 13th centuries saw many Arabic texts, not just on astrology, brought to Europe and translated into Latin. Medieval and Renaissance European astrology was largely derived from sources in the Arabic world.
This edition translated is from the original Hebrew by Meira Epstein and edited by Robert Hand, one of the foremost traditional astrologers practicing today. It discusses the fixed stars and constellations, the signs, houses, aspects and provides an excellent basic introduction to traditional astrology. Epstein and Hand provide copious annotations which are both interesting and useful. This version of the Beginning of Wisdom is superior to the earlier Levy-Cantera translation because it was done by actual astrologers whose practical knowledge of the subject is combined with extensive scholarship.
The Beginning of Wisdon is a helpful reference text for practicing traditional astrologers and a useful introduction to the subject for those starting their studies in this area."

Author(s):
Abraham Ibn Ezra
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 x 21 cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1898503354
Number of pages:
140
Publisher:
Ascella Publications (2001)
Title:
The Beginning of Wisdom : an astrological treatise

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