Yiddish Civilisation

Yiddish Civilisation

Code: 1-4000-4087-6



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The Rise and Fall of a Forgotten Nation. By Paul Kriwaczek. Providing a rich portrait of Yiddish civilization, author reflects upon the development of Yiddish language, occupations, social life, art, music, and literature, and introduces us to notable diplomats, artists, and thinkers: from the ""Court Jews"" of seventeenth-century Europe to Glikl bas Judah Leib, who wrote the first great Yiddish autobiography, to Moses Mendelssohn, the eighteenth-century philosopher, to the great writers of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Sholom Aleichem and I. B. Singer among them. "