UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Lettere dall’impero ottomano alla corte di Toscana (1577-1640). Un contributo alla conoscenza dell’italiano scritto nel Levante


Baglioni, D (2011). Lettere dall’impero ottomano alla corte di Toscana (1577-1640). Un contributo alla conoscenza dell’italiano scritto nel Levante. Lingua e stile, 46(1):3-70.

Abstract

By studying letters sent by several Ottoman governors to the Grand Dukes of Tuscany in the years 1577-1640, the paper aims to contribute to a better definition of the so-called 'Levant Italian', the variety of Italian which served as a commercial and diplomatic lingua franca between Turks and Westerners in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire. These letters, currently kept at the State Archives of Florence, are Italian translations of original Turkish or Arabic texts, which were made in loco by Sephardic merchants and brokers who traded in the Mediterranean and occasionally served as interpreters. The analysis of the main orthographic, phonetic, morpho-syntactic, and lexical features of the letters shows the existence of a wide net of Jewish traders/interpreters sharing similar linguistic uses.

Abstract

By studying letters sent by several Ottoman governors to the Grand Dukes of Tuscany in the years 1577-1640, the paper aims to contribute to a better definition of the so-called 'Levant Italian', the variety of Italian which served as a commercial and diplomatic lingua franca between Turks and Westerners in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire. These letters, currently kept at the State Archives of Florence, are Italian translations of original Turkish or Arabic texts, which were made in loco by Sephardic merchants and brokers who traded in the Mediterranean and occasionally served as interpreters. The analysis of the main orthographic, phonetic, morpho-syntactic, and lexical features of the letters shows the existence of a wide net of Jewish traders/interpreters sharing similar linguistic uses.

Altmetrics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Romance Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism
470 Latin & Italic languages
410 Linguistics
440 French & related languages
460 Spanish & Portuguese languages
450 Italian, Romanian & related languages
Language:Italian
Date:2011
Deposited On:19 Mar 2012 14:18
Last Modified:14 Sep 2016 13:46
Publisher:Mulino
ISSN:0024-385X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1417/34817
Official URL:http://www.mulino.it/rivisteweb/scheda_articolo.php?id_articolo=34817

Download

Full text not available from this repository.
View at publisher

TrendTerms

TrendTerms displays relevant terms of the abstract of this publication and related documents on a map. The terms and their relations were extracted from ZORA using word statistics. Their timelines are taken from ZORA as well. The bubble size of a term is proportional to the number of documents where the term occurs. Red, orange, yellow and green colors are used for terms that occur in the current document; red indicates high interlinkedness of a term with other terms, orange, yellow and green decreasing interlinkedness. Blue is used for terms that have a relation with the terms in this document, but occur in other documents.
You can navigate and zoom the map. Mouse-hovering a term displays its timeline, clicking it yields the associated documents.

Author Collaborations