Solomon Ibn Gabriol: New Volume Proposed

News of a planned volume of essays on Solomon Ibn Gabriol (1021/2 -1050/70), a Jewish poet and philosopher from Muslim Iberia. Known to the Latin West as Avicenbron, and especially for his treatise the Fons vitae translated into Latin by ibn Daud and Dominicus Gundissalinus. The treatise was of some influence on Grosseteste, notably in the De luce. Nicola Polloni, Marienza Benedetto and Lucas Oro are the guiding force behind the volume. The call for papers is as follows:

Solomon Ibn Gabirol: Sources, Doctrines, and Influence on Medieval Philosophy
Original papers are sought to the volumeSolomon Ibn Gabirol: Sources, Doctrines, and Influence on Medieval Philosophy to be published by the end of 2017. Papers must be approximately between 5,000 and 30,000 words in length. This volume aims at understanding Solomon Ibn Gabirol’s philosophical thought from a comprehensive perspective, dealing with the sources used by the author, his original reflection, and the impact his philosophy had on the history of medieval philosophy.

The volume will be articulated into three thematic sections:

A.   Ibn Gabirol’s Sources and «Meta-sources», including the overall philosophical framework of the authors and works used by Ibn Gabirol.

B.   Ibn Gabirol’s Philosophical Reflection. Although this volume focuses on Ibn Gabirol as a philosopher, studies about his poetry are also welcome. Moreover, historical studies about his context, if clearly linked to the author, will be welcomed too.

C.   History of the Effects of Gabirolian Philosophy, regarding its influences in both Jewish and Christian philosophical debates.

Please, submit to the editors by 30 June 2016:

·      an abstract (100-300 words) of your paper;
·      a short CV with your current institutional affiliation.
The language of the volume is English, although it is possible to include fragments in Hebrew, Arabic, Latin, Greek and/or Persian. When submitting the abstract, please specify the section you are willing to contribute with your paper. Contributors will be informed of the editors’ decision by September 2016. Final papers will be due on January 2017. In late Winter, the volume’s manuscript will be submitted to Brepols Publisher and will undergo a blind peer-review process.
For any further information, please contact to the editors of the volume: Nicola Polloni, University of Pavia/University of Durham (; Marienza Benedetto, University of Bari (; Lucas Oro, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina ( Only email submissions are accepted.



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