Table of contents for Old Yiddish literature / by Jean Baumgarten ; edited and translated by Jerold C. Frakes.

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Abbreviations xx
 1 The Invention of a Language: Yiddish among the European Vernaculars 1
 2 The Emergence of Yiddish Literature and the Crisis in Jewish Society 26
 3 The Printing, Distribution, and Audience of Yiddish Books 38
 4 Bilingualism and the Development of Old Yiddish Literature 72
 5 Yiddish Bibles 82
 6 Medieval Epic and Romance in Yiddish 128
 7 Elia Levita and the romanzo cavalleresco 163
 8 Books of Morality and Conduct 207
Ethico-Mystical Treatises in Yiddish 237
The Books of Custom and Conduct: Minhogim sforim 248
 9 Prayer in the Vernacular 260
Tkhinous `Prayers of Supplication' 274
Yiddish and Bilingual Rites of Daily Prayer (sidurim) and Holiday Prayers (makhzourim) 285
10 Yiddish Narrative 296
11 Terrestrial Suffering in a Topsy-Turvy World 328
Megilas Vints: An Historical Poem on the Pogrom in Frankfurt am Main in 1616 328
Yiddish Medical Texts (Fourteenth–Eighteenth Centuries) 341
Purim-shpil and the Jewish Carnivalesque Tradition 359
 Conclusion: From the Old to the New 386
Glossary 388
Bibliography 391
Index 445

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Yiddish literature -- History and criticism.
Bible. O.T. Yiddish -- Versions.
Jewish religious literature -- History and criticism.
Levita, Elijah, 1468 or 9-1549.
Ethics in literature.