Italian Theater and the Spoken Language of Italian Jews during the Renaissance

Maria Mayer Modena External sources for the spoken Judeo-Italian language were until years ago considered thoroughly insignificant from a methodological point of view . On the one hand , we had nineteenth century texts , which were not worth publishing . Jn these texts , where the interest was parodic and often anti-Semitic , the Jewish language represented in a superficial and caricatured way , based often voluntarily modern opaque reception by the audience . On the other we had brief listings of words used by Jews , such as Zanazzo ' s for 2 or Viriglio ' s for Piedmont . These lists gave the impression of being inexactitudes . Recent research has led to a reevaluation of these in which today , albeit with great caution , it is possible to observe existence of phenomena that were refused by a Judeo-Italian " conscience" around the turn of the century . Undoubtedly , the most striking and promising are the offered by the reevaluation of Italian Renaissance theater as a Jewish spoken l...  אל הספר
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