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Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature (Jean Baumgarten Jerold C. Frakes (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199276332
Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature (Jean Baumgarten Jerold C. Frakes (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2005) 9780199276332
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Title: Introduction to Old Yiddish Literature

Author: Baumgarten, Jean Jerold C. Frakes (ed)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199276332

Volumes: 1; Pages: 488

List Price in Cloth: $199.00 Our price: $162.99

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The field of early Yiddish studies has so far only been accessible to specialist scholars. This remarkable study opens up to a more general audience the cultural richness of that broad and deep corpus of literature that stretches from its beginnings in the Middle Ages to the mid-eighteenth century. The literature spans a wide spectrum of genres, from love lyric to kabbalistic treatises, and from travelogue to Renaissance adventure epic. The diverse world of Ashkenazic Jewry comes alive in this survey of its literature.Features* Presents a comprehensive survey of a fascinating literature that is still relatively unknown* Provides scholarly detail but is also accessible to non-specialistsTable of Contents1. The Invention of a Language: Yiddish among the European Vernaculars2. The Emergence of Yiddish Literature and the Crisis in Jewish Society3. The Printing, Distribution, and Audience of Yiddish Books4. Bilingualism and the Development of Old Yiddish LIterature5. Yiddish Bibles6. Medieval Epic and Romance in Yiddish7. Elia Bahur Levita and the 'romanzo cavalleresco'8. Books of Morality and Custom9. Prayer in the Vernacular10. Yiddish Narrative11. Terrestrial Suffering in a Topsy-Turvy WorldConclusion: From the Old to the New
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