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This volume offers the first critical edition, translated and annotated, of the two versions of Abrahan Ibn Ezra's Book of the World, the first Hebrew work, unique in medieval Jewish science, to discuss the theories and techniques of historical and meteorological astrology. Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Early-Jewish World Astrology; Main Sources, Theories and Doctrines in 'Olam I and 'Olam II; World Astrology in Other Parts of Abraham Ibn Ezra's Oeuvre; Place and Date of Composition; The Critical Edition of the Hebrew Text; Part One: First Version of the Book of the World by Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew Text and English Translation; Part Two: Notes to the First Version of the Book of the World; Part Three: Second Version of the Book of the World by Abraham Ibn Ezra. Hebrew Text and English Translation. Part Four: Notes to the Second Version of the Book of the WorldPart Five: Related Texts; The Book of Masha'allah on Eclipses; The Tenth Chapter of Reshit Hokhmah; A Fragment of the Long Commentary on Ex. 33:21; The Introduction to Sefer ha-Moladot; Part Six: Appendixes; A. Manuscripts; B. References to Sefer ha-'Olam; C. Contents of 'Olam I and Concordance to 'Olam II; D. Contents of 'Olam II and Concordance to 'Olam I; E. Liber Primus de Gentibus and Concordance to 'Olam I and 'Olam II; F. Zodiacal Signs of Cities; G. Zodiacal Signs and Planets Assigned to Lands and Kingdoms. H. Authorities and SourcesBibliography; Glossary of Technical Terms; Index.