Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition

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, New-Persian written in Hebrew characters.


If we define as Judaeo-Persian literature strictly “literary” works composed by Jews in the Persian language but in Hebrew characters, then the first fruits of such literary endeavours could have emerged only when the Persian language had penetrated deeply enough into the life of Persian Jews to become a vehicle for their literary expression. This condition for the birth and growth of a genuine Judae…

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Fischel, W.J. and Lazard, G., “Judaeo-Persian”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0400>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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