Yiddish and Power: Ten Overhauls of a Stateless Language

Yiddish and Power: Ten Overhauls of a Stateless Language

by D. Katz
     
 
Yiddish and Power surveys the social, linguistic and intellectual history of the Yiddish language within the traditional civilisation of Jewish Ashkenaz in central, and then in eastern Europe, and its interaction with the surrounding non-Jewish culture. It explores the various ways in which Yiddish has empowered masses and served political agendas.

Overview

Yiddish and Power surveys the social, linguistic and intellectual history of the Yiddish language within the traditional civilisation of Jewish Ashkenaz in central, and then in eastern Europe, and its interaction with the surrounding non-Jewish culture. It explores the various ways in which Yiddish has empowered masses and served political agendas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230517608
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/23/2014
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities Series
Edition description:
2015
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dovid Katz is an international authority on Yiddish and Ashkenazic Jewish culture. He founded Yiddish studies at Oxford University, where he taught for 18 years, and then in Vilnius, where he was professor of Yiddish in Vilnius for 11 years. He has published many academic works in Yiddish studies in addition to three collections of original Yiddish fiction. He is also a leader of the movement against Holocaust revisionism in Eastern Europe. His websites are www.dovidkatz.net and www.DefendingHistory.com.

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