Judeo-Arabic Literature in Tunisia, 1850-1950 (Raphael Patai - download pdf or read online

By Yosef Tobi,Tsivia Tobi

ISBN-10: 0814328717

ISBN-13: 9780814328712

due to the advent of the printing press within the mid-nineteenth century and the proximity of ecu tradition, language, and literature after the French profession in 1881, Judeo-Arabic literature flourished in Tunisia till the center of the 20 th century. because the such a lot spoken language within the state, vernacular Judeo-Arabic allowed rules from the Jewish Enlightenment in Europe (the Haskalah) to unfold greatly and in addition provided legitimacy to the encircling Arab tradition. during this quantity, authors Yosef and Tsivia Tobi current works of Judeo-Arabic Tunisian literature which were formerly unstudied and unavailable in translation.

In 9 chapters, the authors current a few works that have been either originals and translations, divided through genre. Beginning every one with a short creation to the fabric, they current translations of piyyutim (liturgical poems), malzumat (satirical ballads), qinot (laments), ghnayat (songs), essays on ideology and propaganda, drama and the theater, hikayat and deeds of righteous males (fiction), and Daniel Hagège’s Circulation of Tunisian Judeo-Arabic Books, an very important early severe work. A finished creation information the flowering of Judeo-Arabic literature in North Africa and appendixes of Judeo-Arabic journals, different periodicals, and books entire this volume.

finally, the authors show the impression of Judeo-Arabic literature at the non secular formation of not just the literate male inhabitants of Tunisian Jews, who spent an exceptional a part of their time on the synagogue, but additionally on girls, the decrease and heart sessions, and conservatives who leaned towards modernization. initially released in Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic Literature in Tunisia, 1850–1950 could be welcomed via English-speaking students attracted to the literature and tradition of this period.

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