PARENTHETICAL GLOSSES IN A SEPHARDIC HISTORIOGRAPHICAL BOOK. YILDIZ Y SUS SECRETOS: EL REINO DE ABDUL HAMID, BY ISAAC GABBAY


Filiz Subasi D.

SEFARAD, vol.76, no.2, pp.455-489, 2016 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.3989/sefarad.016.015
  • Title of Journal : SEFARAD
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-489

Abstract

This paper focuses on the use of parenthetical glosses in Yildiz y sus secretos: el reino de Abdul.amid, a historiographical work written in Judeo-Spanish using Hebrew letters (Istanbul, 1909) by Isaac Gabbay. The glosses are first displayed in tables according to their grammatical categories, origins and forms, followed by a discussion of the lack of any systematic use of the glosses throughout the work alongside a graphical analysis. The paper also discusses the reason for the use of the glosses.