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Judeo-Persian Literature
(3,160 words)

1. Early Period

Early Judeo-Persian literature is a corpus of Jewish documents and literary works written in dialects of Persian between the eighth and twelfth centuries c.e. It includes Bible translations and commentaries, personal and commercial letters, legal documents, grammatical and halakhic (rabbinical law) treatises, and poetry. It also includes tombstone and rock inscriptions. All told, the corpus encompasses some six hundred pages of…

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Thamar E. Gindin and Vera B. Moreen, “Judeo-Persian Literature”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_SIM_000412>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 3572

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