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An Early Self: Jewish Belonging in Romance Literature, 1499-1627

Susanne Zepp

Abstract

This book discusses five Early Modern literary texts that emerged in Europe between 1499 and 1627. The 5 texts are: La Celestina, the Dialoghi d’amore by Leone Ebreo, the first picaresque novel, Lazarillo de Tormes, Michel de Montaigne’s Essais, and João Pinto Delgado’s poeticizing treatments of biblical texts. The book understands these text as essential for the epoch, the interpretation of which has hitherto focused mainly on the – alleged or actual – Jewish, “New Christian”, or Marranic affiliation of their authors. The book replaces an origin-focused discussion of Early Modern Spanish, Por ... More

Keywords: Jewish History, Early Modern History, Converso History, Comparative Literature

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780804787451
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804787451.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susanne Zepp, author

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