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Titel: A goy who speaks Yiddish. Christians and the...
Verlag: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2012
, xvii, 260pp., very good hardcover with printed covers, covers lightly scuffed CONTENTS: Yiddish in the service of Christian theology. Introduction : Christian Hebraism and the study of Yiddish in early modern Europe -- Yiddish in the Judenmission -- "From the Jews' own books" : Yiddish literature, Christian readers -- Blasphemy, curses, and insults : Yiddish and the Jews' "hidden transcript" -- Ancilla theologiae : Yiddish as a Hilfsmittel for theological studies -- Conclusion : the study of Yiddish and Christian-Jewish relations in early modern Germany -- Yiddish in the Service of Jewish Deception. Introduction : Yiddish in the socioeconomic sphere -- The merchants' tongue : Yiddish and Jewish commerce -- The thieves' jargon : Yiddish and Jewish criminality -- Conclusion : Yiddish as antilanguage -- The Discourse on Yiddish in Early Modern Germany. Introduction : between Hebrew and German : the depictions of Yiddish in Christian writings -- German of the Jews : linguistic affinity and the politics of differentiation -- Yiddish and German in the Judenmission : the limits of linguistic adaptation -- Christian Hebrew and Jewish Yiddish in early modern Germany -- Conclusion : Yiddish-speaking orientals : language shift and the "Verbesserung der Juden". ISBN 9780804781930. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40504
Inhaltsangabe: This book explores the unique phenomenon of Christian engagement with Yiddish language and literature from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century. By exploring the motivations for Christian interest in Yiddish, and the differing ways in which Yiddish was discussed and treated in Christian texts, A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish addresses a wide array of issues, most notably Christian Hebraism, Protestant theology, early modern Yiddish culture, and the social and cultural history of language in early modern Europe.
Elyada's analysis of a wide range of philological and theological works, as well as textbooks, dictionaries, ethnographical writings, and translations, demonstrates that Christian Yiddishism had implications beyond its purely linguistic and philological dimensions. Indeed, Christian texts on Yiddish reveal not only the ways in which Christians perceived and defined Jews and Judaism, but also, in a contrasting vein, how they viewed their own language, religion, and culture.
Über den Autor: Aya Elyada is Assistant Professor of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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