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Guide to the Lawrence V. Berman Papers SC0361
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  • Title: Lawrence V. Berman papers
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0361
    Contributing Institution: Dept. of Special Collections & University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 34.5 Linear feet
    Date (inclusive): circa 1967-1988
    Abstract: The materials consist of correspondence, research files and teaching materials, and texts of the Nicomachean Ethics that have been collected in Greek, Arabic, Hebrew and Latin. Also included is his 1959 Ph.D. thesis "Ibn Bajjah and Maimonides: A Chapter in the History of Political Philosophy" (in Hebrew with English summary).
    creator: Berman, Lawrence V. (Lawrence Victor)
    creator: Berman, Lawrence V., ((Lawrence Victor))

    Biographical/Historical note

    Lawrence B. Berman was the first Stanford University professor to specialize in Jewish Studies. After earning undergraduate degrees at the College of Jewish Studies in Chicago and the University of Chicago, he did graduate work at Brandeis University (M.A. 1954) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Ph.D. 1960). He joined the Stanford faculty in 1967. Berman's particular interest was the effect of the translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics on the transmittal of its philosophical concepts. He taught courses in both Judaism and Islam, and at the time of his death in 1988 was developing a course on the Abrahamic tradition, attempting to compare the Jewish tradition with Christianity and Islam.

    Scope and Contents note

    The materials consist of correspondence, research files and teaching materials, and texts of the Nicomachean Ethics that have been collected in Greek, Arabic, Hebrew and Latin. Also included is his 1959 Ph.D. thesis "Ibn Bajjah and Maimonides: A Chapter in the History of Political Philosophy" (in Hebrew with English summary).

    Processing Information note

    The collection is unprocessed.

    Preferred Citation note

    [identification of item], Lawrence V. Berman Papers (SC0361). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Aristotle., Title of a work--Nicomachean ethics.;
    Berman, Hannah
    Stanford University. Dept. of Religious Studies. -- General subdivision--Faculty.;
    Greek literature.
    Hebrew literature.
    Philosophy.
    Religion.
    Translations.