×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750: With Introduction and Commentary
     

Early Yiddish Texts 1100-1750: With Introduction and Commentary

by Jerold C. Frakes
 

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: Arthurian romance, heroic epic, satire, lyric, drama, biblical/midrashic epic,

Overview

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: Arthurian romance, 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 Hebrew alphabet, 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199287932
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
968
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.20(d)

Meet the Author

Jerold C. Frakes is Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Southern California.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews