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Picturing Yiddish: Gender, Identity, and Memory in the Illustrated Yiddish Books of Renaissance Italy (Diane Wolfthal) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004139053
Picturing Yiddish: Gender, Identity, and Memory in the Illustrated Yiddish Books of Renaissance Italy (Diane Wolfthal) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2004) 9789004139053
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Title: Picturing Yiddish: Gender, Identity, and Memory in the Illustrated Yiddish Books of Renaissance Italy

Author: Wolfthal, Diane

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004139053

Volumes: 1; Pages: xxxiv, 406

List Price in Cloth: $185.00 Our price: $157.99

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This is the first comprehensive study of the images in five profusely illustrated Yiddish books that were produced in sixteenth-century Italy: a manuscript of Jewish customs illustrated by its scribe, and two books of customs, a chivalric romance, and a book of fables, all printed at Christian presses in Venice and Verona. The long-neglected manuscript includes more than one hundred drawings, here reproduced for the first time, which are strikingly inventive and full of a joie de vivre that gives the lie to the lachrymose view of Jewish history. This volume, which explores how Yiddish imagery constructs women, Jewish memory, and Jewish identity, will interest art historians, feminist scholars, Jewish Studies specialists, and specialists in the history of the book.
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