Karaite Hebrew poetry and poetics in early modern Europe*

Tuori, Riikka (2015) Karaite Hebrew poetry and poetics in early modern Europe*. Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 68 (2). pp. 229-239. ISSN 0001-6446


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Hebrew was the main language of the early modern Karaim culture. Nearly all Polish–Lithuanian Karaim scholars wrote poetry in Hebrew for various occasions celebrating the Karaim cycle of life: for Sabbaths and festivals, for weddings and circumcisions, or as eulogies for a fellow scholar. Their poems cover exegetical, philosophical, and mystical topics from a Karaim point of view and contain historical details about Karaim life in Eastern Europe. Karaim Hebrew poets followed the footsteps of earlier Karaite generations: Byzantine Karaite poetry, emulating the Andalusian standards of poetics and familiarised through shared literary sources, served as their main literary model.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 07:09
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 23:19

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