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King Solomon and the Golden Fish Tales from the Sephardic Tradition

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ISBN-10: 0814331661

ISBN-13: 9780814331668

Edition: 2004

Authors: Matilda Koen-Sarano, Reginetta Haboucha, Reginetta Haboucha

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Orality has been central to the transmission of Sephardic customs, wisdom, and values for centuries. Throughout the Middle Ages, Spanish Jews were known for their linguistic skills, and as translators and storytellers they were the main transmitters of Eastern/Islamic culture to the Christian world. Derived from a distinguished heritage, Judeo-Spanish storytelling has evolved over a five-hundred-year historical journey. Constant contact with the surrounding societies of the past and with modern Israeli influences, making it more universal than other Sephardic oral genres. Told in order to entertain but also to teach, Judeo-Spanish folktales convey timeless wisdom and a colorful depiction of…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 7/31/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 426
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.24" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English