LINGUIST List 24.2791

Tue Jul 09 2013

Books: Les Parlers Judéo-Romans et la Vetus Latina: Blondheim

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Date: 03-Jul-2013
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Subject: Les Parlers Judéo-Romans et la Vetus Latina: Blondheim
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Title: Les Parlers Judéo-Romans et la Vetus LatinaSubtitle: Étude sur les rapports entre les traductions bibliques en langue Romane desJuifs au Moyen Âge et les anciennes versions

Publication Year: 2013Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: D. S. Blondheim

Paperback: ISBN: 9781108053815 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 24.99Paperback: ISBN: 9781108053815 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 37.99


The American philologist David Simon Blondheim (1884–1934) was endowed withvast Hebraic learning. In this book, first published in 1925, he makesconnections between European Jewish speech in antiquity, the Old Latinversions of the Bible, and medieval Romance languages. He examines howGreek-speaking Jews transmitted their linguistic traditions both orally and inwriting until the Middle Ages. Establishing that they used the Hebrew andGreek Bibles side by side and translated the Greek version into Old Latin,Blondheim concludes that their traditional translations extensively influencedthe Vulgate, the English Bible, and the Romance languages. In 1926, Blondheimwas the first American to be awarded the Volney Prize from the French Académiedes Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres for this groundbreaking scholarlyachievement. It will make invaluable reading for students of the Bible and theRomance languages.


PréfacePart I1. Rapports entre les Juifs et le Christianisme primitif2. La tradition juive au moyen age3. Les éléments communs à la tradition juive et à la Vetus latina

Part II: Essai d'un vocabulaire comparatif des parlers romans des Juifs aumoyen age

AppendiceIndex des noms de personnesIndex des motsListe des manuscrits consultésTable des matières

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: French (fra)

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