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Beginnings of Ladino Literature : Moses Almosnino and His Readers (Hardcover) (Olga Borovaya)

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Moses Almosnino (1518-1580), arguably the most famous Ottoman Sephardi writer and the only one who was known in Europe to both Jews and Christians, became renowned for his vernacular books that were admired by Ladino readers across many generations. While Almosnino's works were written in a style similar to contemporary Castilian, Olga Borovaya makes a strong argument for including them in the corpus of Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) literature. Borovaya suggests that the history of Ladino literature begins at least 200 years earlier than previously believed and that Ladino, like most other languages, had more than one functional style. With careful historical work, Borovaya establishes a new framework for thinking about Ladino language and literature and the early history of European print culture.

Number of Pages: 317
Genre: Literary Criticism, History
Series Title: Indiana Series in Sephardi and Mizrahi Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
Author: Olga Borovaya
Language: English
Street Date: March 13, 2017
TCIN: 51697901
UPC: 9780253025524
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-4107
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