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The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning (Folklore Studies in Translation)

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"The most comprehensive account of its subject now available, this impressive study lives up to the encyclopedic promise of its title." --Choice

The Hebrew Folktale seeks to find and define the folk-elements of Jewish culture. Through the use of generic distinctions and definitions developed in folkloristics, Yassif describes the major trends--structural, thematic, and functional--of folk narrative in the central periods of Jewish culture.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-541) and index.

About the Author

Eli Yassif is Professor of Hebrew literature and Jewish Folklore at Tel-Aviv University He is the author of many books including The Study of Jewish Folklore: An Annotated Bibliography, The Golem of Prague, and The Knight, the Demon and the Virgin: An Anthology of Hebrew Stories from the Middle Ages.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Jewish culture and the Hebrew folktale — The biblical period: the folktale as sacred history — The second temple period: the casting of narrative patterns — The folktale in the Rabbinic period: between folk culture and Rabbinic literature — The Middle Ages: external perils and internal tensions — The later generations: the folktale in confrontation with a changing world.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253335838
Translator:
Teitelbaum, Jacqueline
Foreword:
Ben-Amos, Dan
Translator:
Teitelbaum, Jacqueline
Author:
Yassif, Eli
Author:
Teitelbaum, Jacqueline
Author:
Ben-Amos, Dan
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, Ind. :
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Jewish folk literature.
Subject:
Folk literature, Hebrew.
Subject:
Jews -- Folklore.
Subject:
Tales -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Folklore and Myth; Jewish Studies; Literature
Edition Description:
Annotated
Series:
Folklore Studies in Translation
Series Volume:
7160
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 figures, 1 index
Pages:
584
Dimensions:
9.55x6.52x1.78 in. 2.14 lbs.

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