Cornell University

Judeo-Persian Literature workshop

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 8:00am to 2:00pm

More dates through December 7, 2022

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Judeo-Persian literature (i.e., New Persian texts written in Hebrew characters) is a vast corpus of writings composed in different dialects and genres by the Jews of Persia from the 8th to 20th century. Although this corpus has been studied by specialists since the nineteenth century, these sources have not yet been fully integrated into Jewish Studies or Iranian Studies despite their tremendous and unique value to the history of Jews in the medieval Islamic world, the study of Jewish exegesis and translation, the reception of classical Persian literature, Iranian linguistics and dialectology, among other topics.

Sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and Department of Near Eastern Studies

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