Vernacular Voices

Vernacular Voices

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A thirteenth-century text purporting to represent a debate between a Jew and a Christian begins with the latter's exposition of the virgin birth, something the Jew finds incomprehensible at the most basic level, for reasons other than theological: "Speak to me in French and explain your words!" he says. "Gloss for me in French what you are saying in Latin!" While the Christian and the Jew of the debate both inhabit the so-called Latin Middle Ages, the Jew is no more… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (June 06, 2011)

Collection: Jewish Culture and Contexts

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 7 MB

Protection: Watermark

Language: English


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