Jewish Hymnography

A Literary History

By Leon J. Weinberger

Leon Weinberger draws on a wealth of material, much of it previously available only in Hebrew, to trace the history of Jewish hymnography from its origins in the eastern Mediterranean to its subsequent development in western Europe, Balkan Byzantium, Greece, and the Ottoman Empire. Focusing on each region in turn, he provides a general background to the role of the synagogue poets in the society of the time; characterizes the principal poets and describes their contribution; examines the principal genres and forms; and considers their distinctive language, style, and themes.

516 pages

Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781874774372