Worlds of Old Yiddish Literature

Edited by Simon Neuberg and Diana Matut

Studies In Yiddish 13

Legenda

  October 2020  •  335pp

ISBN: 978-1-781886-96-0 (hardback)  •  RRP £75, $99, €85

ISBN: 978-1-781885-97-0 (paperback, 2021)

ISBN: 978-1-781885-98-7 (JSTOR ebook)

MedievalYiddishLinguistics


Man mecht schir ain buch derfun schreibe̍n... (One might want to write a whole book about it...)

This volume opens the world of Old Yiddish to scholars and students of Yiddish and Jewish Studies alike. It is a further step to broaden awareness that Yiddish, far from starting with the nineteenth century, can claim a history of over a thousand years. Presenting topics such as the oldest traces of Yiddish, bibliographical issues, language interaction, interpretation, contextualization and research history, this volume will contribute greatly to understanding of Western Yiddish literature. Uniting renowned and emerging scholars from various disciplines such as philology, history, literary criticism, comparative literature, bibliographical studies, and musicology, Worlds of Old Yiddish Literature makes Old Yiddish Studies the focus of interdisciplinary dialogue within and between its chapters.

The editors are Simon Neuberg of Trier University and Diana Matut of the University Halle-Wittenberg.

Contents:

1
‘His Eyes Are Like Stars, Like Gold Is His Hair’: Joseph the Righteous in an Old Yiddish poem*
Chava Turniansky
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2
A Newly Discovered Literary Text in Hebrew Letters Dating From Before 1349*
Erika Timm
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3
Editorial Practice in Shmuel-bukh: The Biblical Intertext between Augsburg and Krakow
Rachel Wamsley
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4
The Küʾ-buch: In Search of Origins
Simon Neuberg
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5
‘To a King, to a Pig’: A Yiddish Poem on the Ages of Man*
Claudia Rosenzweig
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6
Proverbs in Three Old Yiddish Epics
Oren Roman
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7
The Carnivalesque in Early Modern Ashkenaz: Yuspa Shammes’s Minhagim and the Oxford Old Yiddish Manuscript Songbook*
Ruth von Bernuth
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8
‘Ainer sol sich al-mol bedenken wer er sei’: Social Order, Status, and Class Stratification in the Kuh-bukh
Jennifer Juillard-Maniece
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9
From Counter-Rabbinical Folktale to Rabbinic Narrative: Rabbi Hanina and the Frog*
Wiebke Rasumny
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10
‘With kind words lean towards her...’: Singing for the Bride and Groom in Early Modern Ashkenaz
Diana Matut
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11
‘Little Red Jews’: A Yiddish Variant of the Ten Lost Tribes
Rebekka Voß
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12
Levirate Marriage in the Tsene-rene: A Sephardic View in an Ashkenazic Oeuvre
Ingedore Rüdlin
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13
Katzenellenbogen Family Papers at the Bodleian Library, Oxford
César Merchán-Hamann
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14
The Shpilman Theory and the Invention of the Jewish Bard
Zehavit Stern
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Bibliography entry:

Neuberg, Simon, and Diana Matut (eds), Worlds of Old Yiddish Literature, Studies In Yiddish, 13 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020)

First footnote reference: 35 Worlds of Old Yiddish Literature, ed. by Simon Neuberg and Diana Matut, Studies In Yiddish, 13 (Cambridge: Legenda, 2020), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Neuberg and Matut, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Neuberg, Simon, and Diana Matut (eds). 2020. Worlds of Old Yiddish Literature, Studies In Yiddish, 13 (Cambridge: Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Neuberg and Matut 2020: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Neuberg and Matut 2020: 21.

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