By Susanne Zepp
As "New Christians" in an illiberal global, those thinkers labored in the tensions in their old context to query norms and dogmas. some time past, students have enthusiastic about the Jewish origins of such significant figures in literature and philosophy. via shut readings of those texts, Zepp strikes the talk clear of the slender query of the authors' origins to target the cutting edge methods those authors subverted and transcended conventional genres. She translates the alterations that happened in a number of literary genres and works of the interval in the broader ancient context of the 16th and 17th centuries, demonstrating the level to which the improvement of early glossy subjective recognition and its expression in literary works will be defined partially as a universalization of initially Jewish experiences.
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An Early Self: Jewish Belonging in Romance Literature, 1499-1627 (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture) by Susanne Zepp