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A goy who speaks Yiddish : Christians and the Jewish language in early modern Germany

Author: Aya Elyada
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013.
Series: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the unique phenomenon of Christian engagement with Yiddish language and literature from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century. By analyzing the motivations for Christian interest in Yiddish, and the differing ways in which Yiddish was discussed and treated in Christian texts, it addresses a wide array of issues, most notably Christian Hebraism, Protestant theology,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aya Elyada
ISBN: 9780804782821 0804782822
OCLC Number: 875227452
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).
Series Title: Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Responsibility: Aya Elyada.

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The book explores the Christian interest in and engagement with the Yiddish language and literature in early modern Germany (ca. 1500-1750).  Read more...

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"Elyada's systematic study of Christian interest in Jewish vernacular literature elucidates how knowledge circulated between Jews and Christians in German lands." -- Magda Teter "Here, Elyada Read more...

 
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