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Author Elyada, Aya, 1977- author

Title A goy who speaks Yiddish : Christians and the Jewish language in early modern Germany / Aya Elyada
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Series Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture
Stanford studies in Jewish history and culture.
Summary 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 analyzing the motivations for Christian interest in Yiddish, and the differing ways in which Yiddish was discussed and treated in Christian texts, it 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 21, 2013)
Subject Christian literature, German -- History and criticism.
Christian scholars -- Germany -- History.
Christianity and other religions -- Judaism.
Judaism -- Relations -- Christianity.
Yiddish language in literature.
Yiddish language -- Study and teaching -- Germany -- History.
Yiddish literature -- Study and teaching -- Germany -- History.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012014468
ISBN 0804782822 (ebook)
9780804782821 (ebook)