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The Role of History in Maimonidean Law

Why do historical accounts appear in Maimonides' legal code?

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The Role of History in Maimonidean Law: Why do historical accounts appear in Maimonides' legal code?

An analysis of Maimonides' use of historiography as an introduction to law. Examples from the Laws of Foreign Worship, the Laws of Megillah and Chanukah, and from the closing chapter of Mishneh Torah.
Historiographical passages in Maimonides’ Mishne Torah  
Mishneh Torah (Rambam), Jewish History, Maimonides
The most renowned of the Jewish medieval scholars, Maimonides indelibly changed the face of Judaism. Read about his scholarship and achievements, and the modern-day global campaign to incorporate his teachings into every Jew’s daily study schedule.
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