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Picturing Yiddish : gender, identity, and memory in the illustrated Yiddish books of Renaissance Italy

Author: Diane Wolfthal
Publisher: Leiden : Boston : Brill, 2004.
Series: Brill's series in Jewish studies, v. 36.
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Genre/Form: Illustrations
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Wolfthal
ISBN: 9004139052 9789004139053
OCLC Number: 54691793
Description: xxxiii, 283 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. An illustrated manuscript of Jewish customs (Paris BN MS. Heb. 586) --
Ch. 1. Introduction to the Paris book of customs --
Ch. 2. The beginnings of a new pictorial tradition --
Ch. 3. Representing Jewish ritual and identity in the Paris book of customs and its Christian counterparts --
Ch. 4. Representing diversity within the community : the absence of Rabbis and the presence of women --
Pt. 2. The printed books of customs (Venice, 1593 and 1600) --
Ch. 5. Introduction to the printed books of customs --
Ch. 6. Marriage and memory : images of marriage rituals in Yiddish books of customs --
Ch. 7. Remembering Amalek and Nebuchadnezzar : biblical warfare and symbolic violence in images in the Yiddish books of customs
Series Title: Brill's series in Jewish studies, v. 36.
Responsibility: by Diane Wolfthal.

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This is the first comprehensive study of the images in five profusely illustrated Yiddish books from sixteenth-century Italy: a manuscript of Jewish customs, and four printed volumes - two books of  Read more...

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