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Italy: Pre-Modern Period (1500–1700)
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Hebrew remained a written and a spoken language among Italian Jews during the Renaissance, following a tradition already established in previous centuries. The geographical distribution of Hebrew-speaking communities in Italy varied according to major political and social changes, which affected local Jews. As time went on, Hebrew became more and more confined to erudition and traditional genres, whereas for daily …

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Lelli, Fabrizio, “Italy: Pre-Modern Period (1500–1700)”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000498>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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