Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750: With Introduction and Commentary

Paperback | December 20, 2008

EditorJerold C. Frakes

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This volume is the first comprehensive anthology of early Yiddish literature (from its beginnings in the twelfth century to the dawn of modern Yiddish in the mid-eighteenth century) for more than one hundred years. It includes the broad range of genres that define the corpus: Arthurianromance, heroic epic, satire, lyric, drama, biblical/midrashic epic, devotional literature, biblical translations, glosses, medicine, magic, legal texts, oaths, letters, legends, autobiography, travelogue, fables, riddles, and adventure tales. One hundred and thirty texts in the original Hebrewalphabet, edited anew from the earliest extant sources, are provided with introductory headnotes that include detailed information concerning sources, author (if known), the research literature, and the place of the text in the literary tradition.

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This volume is the first comprehensive anthology of early Yiddish literature (from its beginnings in the twelfth century to the dawn of modern Yiddish in the mid-eighteenth century) for more than one hundred years. It includes the broad range of genres that define the corpus: Arthurianromance, heroic epic, satire, lyric, drama, biblica...

Jerold C. Frakes is a Professor in the Department of German and the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:978 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 2.09 inPublished:December 20, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Chronological Listing of TextsIndex of Texts by GenreSources Cited: Manuscripts and Early Printed EditionsSymbols and AbbreviationsIntroductionAcknowledgementsYiddish Texts with Introductions and Notes

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`Thus the time-scale and huge scope of this anthology provide a remarkable panorama of the changing Jewish religious and cultural scene, as well as developments in the Yiddish language as a literary medium during this significant historical period. 'Literature and Theology