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Old Yiddish literature

Author: Jean Baumgarten; Jerold C Frakes
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Elijah Levita; Elijah Levita
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Baumgarten; Jerold C Frakes
ISBN: 0199276331 9780199276332
OCLC Number: 155449387
Description: pages cm
Contents: The invention of a language: Yiddish among the European vernaculars --
The emergence of Yiddish literature and the crisis in Jewish society --
The printing, distribution, and audience of Yiddish books --
Bilingualism and the development of old Yiddish literature --
Yiddish bibles --
Medieval epic and romance in Yiddish --
Elia Levita and the romanzo cavalleresco --
Books of morality and conduct --
Prayer in the vernacular --
Yiddish narrative --
Terrestrial suffering in a topsy-turvy world.
Other Titles: Introduction à la littérature yiddish ancienne.
Responsibility: by Jean Baumgarten ; edited and translated by Jerold C. Frakes.
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Jerold Frakes's translation and revision of Jean Baumgarten's history of Old Yiddish literature is a welcome addition to the limited library of books in English on early Yiddish language and Read more...

 
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