Modern Ladino Culture: Press, Belles Lettres, And Theater In The Late Ottoman Empire

Hardcover | December 5, 2011

byOlga Borovaya, O V Borova'ia

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Olga Borovaya explores the emergence and expansion of print culture in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), the mother tongue of the Sephardic Jews of the Ottoman Empire, in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. She provides the first comprehensive study of the three major forms of Ladino literary production-the press, belles lettres, and theater-as a single cultural phenomenon. The product of meticulous research and innovative methodology, Modern Ladino Culture offers a new perspective on the history of the Ladino press, a novel approach to the study of belles lettres in Ladino and their relationship to their European sources, and a fine-grained critique of Sephardic plays as venues for moral education and politicization.

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Olga Borovaya explores the emergence and expansion of print culture in Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), the mother tongue of the Sephardic Jews of the Ottoman Empire, in the second half of the 19th and early 20th centuries. She provides the first comprehensive study of the three major forms of Ladino literary production-the press, belles lettre...

Olga Borovaya is a visiting scholar at Stanford University. She is author of Modernization of a Culture (in Russian).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:December 5, 2011Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253356725

ISBN - 13:9780253356727

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Note on Translation, Transcription, Proper Names, and Dates
Introduction

Part 1. The Press
The Emergence of modern Culture Production in Ladino: The Sephardi Press
The Press in Salonica: a Case Study

Part 2. Belles Lettres
The Serialized Novel as Rewriting
Ladino Fiction: Case Studies

Part 3. Theater
Sephardi Theater: Project and Practice
Ladino Drama: Case Studies
Conclusion

Notes
Index

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"Olga Borovaya has written a highly intelligent and highly intelligible book on Ladino literary production in the modernizing, secularizing final century and a half of the Ottoman empire. Borovaya brings clarity and freshness to an area of study that has long remained the hotly debated and often fiercely guarded domain of a small clutch of scholars." -Slavic Review