Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Ashkenazic Piyyut: Hebrew Poetic Prayer In A Latin Environment (The Tenth To The Twelfth Centuries)

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter offers an analysis of poetic prayer from ?Ashkenas?. The examples discussed in the chapter show that Ashkenasic spirituality derives from a specific distinct Jewish Rhineland culture, which emerged in a Latin-Christian environment. Many of the hymns and prayers from these lands?in Latin as well as in Hebrew?which are in part recited down to the present day from this tradition, were written at about the same time. The chapter aims to explore the spirit of these prayers; it focuses on the period in which this poetry arose among Jews, from the mid-tenth century until the pogroms during the first crusade (1096). It shows how the Jewish texts interacted with other poetic motifs and forms within their Latin environment. Ashkenazic poetry was mainly liturgical poetry; therefore piyyut and prayer can basically be considered to be congruent with or identical to each other.

Keywords: Ashkenasic spirituality; Hebrew poetic prayer; Jewish Rhineland culture; Latin-Christian environment; medieval liturgical poetry; piyyut



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    A History of Prayer — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation