viii, 264 pages : map, facsimiles ; 25 cm.
Jewish literature and culture.
Formatted Contents Note
Historical background Print and the vernacular : the emergence of Ladino reading culture The translation and reception of musar "Pasar la hora" or "meldar"? forms of sociability The construction of the social order Three social types : the wealthy, the poor, the learned The representation of gender Understanding exile, setting boundaries The impossible homecoming Reincarnation and the discovery of history Scientific and rabbinic knowledge and the notion of change.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-255) and index.