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Yiddish literature of the Middle Ages

Moses Gaster

Yiddish literature of the Middle Ages

by Moses Gaster

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Published by Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Yiddish literature.,
  • Literature, Medieval.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Dr. Moses Gaster.
    SeriesTransactions / Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom, Transactions (Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom)
    ContributionsWoods, Margaret L.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp.106-131 ;
    Number of Pages131
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18821389M

    The history of Yiddish literature falls into three general periods: Old Yiddish literature, Haskala and Hasidism, and Modern Yiddish literature. Old Yiddish literature (c. –) emerged in the areas that are now Germany (German literature) and it moved eastward with Jewish migration to eastern Europe, publishing centres arose in Prague and Kraków.   Editorial Reviews ★ 08/05/ This inspired pairing of two top picture book biographers tells the story of Aaron Lansky, an “all-American boy” (a Star Trek poster decorates his bedroom) who in college became convinced that Yiddish books represented the “portable homeland” of the Jewish people. With Yiddish dying out after the Holocaust and little Brand: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books.

    Max Weinreich’s History of the Yiddish Language is a classic of Yiddish scholarship and is the only comprehensive scholarly account of the Yiddish language from its origin to the present. A monumental, definitive work, History of the Yiddish Language demonstrates the integrity of Yiddish as a language, its evolution from other languages, its unique properties, and its . This article is excerpted from the book, 'A History of the British Nation', by AD Innes, published in by TC & EC Jack, London.I picked up this delightful tome at a second-hand bookstore in Calgary, Canada, some years ago. Since it is now more than 70 years since Mr Innes's death in , we are able to share the complete text of this book with Britain Express readers.

      Yiddish is a Germanic, not a Slavic language. The history of the use of the term Ashkenaz from the Middle Ages onward is well documented. Ashkenazic Jewry is named for the Hebrew and Yiddish designation for Germany, originally a Biblical by: 2. RESEARCH ON OLD AND MIDDLE YIDDISH LITERATURE. The study of early Yiddish literature – the corpus of works written up to the end of the 18 th century – is one of the oldest branches of Yiddish scholarship, extending back to the period of the Wissenschaft des Judentums, and in some sense even back to the Humanist period. In this field.


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Another early work was the Samuel Book (), a retelling of the Biblical story of Samuel, by an unknown author. The turbulence of the Thirty Years’ War from to and the expulsion from Germany experienced by the German Jews drove secular Yiddish literature out of existence for more than a century.

Religious writing, however, survived. Medieval literature is a broad subject, encompassing essentially all written works available in Europe and beyond during the Middle Ages (that is, the one thousand years from the fall of the Western Roman Empire ca. AD to the beginning of the Renaissance in the 14th, 15th or 16th century, depending on country).

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In the Middle Ages, the anthology became the primary medium in Jewish culture for recording stories, poems, and. Introduction. Old Yiddish literature—the works created and written in the vernacular Jewish language parallel to Aramaic, Hebrew, and the non-Jewish languages from the Middle Ages to the Haskalah in the Ashkenazi world—was for a long time locked up in a complex network of prejudice and a priori associations, or the texts were simply unknown or neglected.

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Yiddish literature as such emerged in the late Middle Ages and by the fourteenth century began producing lengthy manuscript texts that have survived to the present, and almost from the beginning that literature achieved an aesthetic maturity that approached that of the vernacular literatures of the majority European Christian cultures within Brand: Indiana University Press.

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