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a result of 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 until eventually the center of the 20th century. because the such a lot spoken language within the state, vernacular Judeo-Arabic allowed principles from the Jewish Enlightenment in Europe (the Haskalah) to unfold broadly and in addition provided legitimacy to the encompassing Arab tradition. during this quantity, authors Yosef and Tsivia Tobi current works of Judeo-Arabic Tunisian literature which have been formerly unstudied and unavailable in translation.

In 9 chapters, the authors current a couple of works that have been either originals and translations, divided via genre. Beginning every one with a quick advent to the cloth, 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 vital early severe work. A entire creation info the flowering of Judeo-Arabic literature in North Africa and appendixes of Judeo-Arabic journals, different periodicals, and books entire this volume.

eventually, the authors exhibit the influence of Judeo-Arabic literature at the non secular formation of not just the literate male inhabitants of Tunisian Jews, who spent a superb a part of their time on the synagogue, but in addition on ladies, the reduce and heart sessions, and conservatives who leaned towards modernization. initially released in Hebrew, Judeo-Arabic Literature in Tunisia, 1850–1950 may be welcomed through English-speaking students drawn to the literature and tradition of this period.

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