Piyyut Commentary in Medieval Ashkenaz

Piyyut Commentary in Medieval Ashkenaz

by Elisabeth Hollender
     
 

Jewish liturgical poetry (piyyut) was commented on since the Middle Ages until modern times, although most of the medieval texts have not been edited. The present study is the first comparative analysis of medieval piyyut commentary from Ashkenaz, including a full description of the genre, taxonomy of commentary elements and techniques and sample editions of

Overview

Jewish liturgical poetry (piyyut) was commented on since the Middle Ages until modern times, although most of the medieval texts have not been edited. The present study is the first comparative analysis of medieval piyyut commentary from Ashkenaz, including a full description of the genre, taxonomy of commentary elements and techniques and sample editions of several commentaries.

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"[...] Hollender's book, as well as her growing body of work in general, is a serious contribution to the study of piyyut commentary and is sure to serve as a touchstone in what one hopes will be numerous studies that it brings in its wake."Michael Rand in: European Journal of Jewish Studies 2/2009

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110196641
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
01/15/2008
Series:
Studia Judaica Series, #42
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Elisabeth Hollender, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany.

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