Herkunft und Textkultur
Über jüdische Erfahrungswelten in romanischen Literaturen 1499–1627
1. Edition 2010
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Schriften des Simon-Dubnow-Instituts -
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What role has the Jewish culture played in the development of the modern age in the Romance languages? Susanne Zepp examines five basic texts that were written in Europe during the Early Modern Age between 1499 and 1627: La Celestina, the Dialoghi d’amore of Leone Ebreo, the first picaresque novel, Lazarillo de Tormes, the Essais of Michel de Montaigne and the poetizing renditions of the Bible by João Pinto Delgados. She interprets the changes that took place in the genres and literary works of that time, in connection with the general history of the 16th century. The author demonstrates that the development of Early Modern subjective consciousness and its expression in literary science can also be explained as a universalization of originally Jewish experiences.