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Contents 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.