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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
Jewish History, Mishneh Torah (Rambam)

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