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Author: Erica Baricci
The Ma‘asé-Ester, “Esther’s affairs”, is a 14th-century Judeo-Provençal poem on the story of Esther, intended for a recital during the banquet for Purim.
The short poem – recently discovered in the single manuscript that preserves it – is a new precious document that enriches a small corpus of medieval Judeo-Provençal texts. This book offers the first critical edition of the complete text accompanied by a detailed study of the sources and the language. It guides us in understanding why the story of Esther became such a popular theme in 14th-century Provence, and in what way the Avignon Papacy and the studies on Moses Maimonides influenced this literary novelty.
In: The Ma‘asé-Ester. A Judeo-Provençal poem about Queen Esther
In: The Ma‘asé-Ester. A Judeo-Provençal poem about Queen Esther
In: The Ma‘asé-Ester. A Judeo-Provençal poem about Queen Esther
In: The Ma‘asé-Ester. A Judeo-Provençal poem about Queen Esther
In: The Ma‘asé-Ester. A Judeo-Provençal poem about Queen Esther
In: The Ma‘asé-Ester. A Judeo-Provençal poem about Queen Esther
In: The Ma‘asé-Ester. A Judeo-Provençal poem about Queen Esther
In: The Ma‘asé-Ester. A Judeo-Provençal poem about Queen Esther
In: The Ma‘asé-Ester. A Judeo-Provençal poem about Queen Esther