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Title The Blood libel legend : a casebook in anti-Semitic folklore / edited by Alan Dundes
Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©1991


Description 1 online resource (ix, 385 pages) : illustrations
Contents Thomas of Monmouth / Gavin I. Langmuir -- Little St. Hugh of Lincoln / Joseph Jacobs -- Little Sir Hugh / Brian Bebbington -- The Prioress's tale / Geoffrey Chaucer -- The Ritual murder accusation in Britain / Colin Holmes -- Hilsner affair / Frantis̆ek C̆ervinka -- Present state of the ritual crime in Spain / Sanford Shepard -- Damascus to Kiev : Civiltà Cattolica on ritual murder / Charlotte Klien -- Ritual murder accusations in ninetieth-century Egypt / Jacob M. Landau -- Twentieth-century blood libel in the United States / Abraham G. Duker -- The Feast of Purim and the origins of the blood accusation / Cecil Roth -- The Blood libel / Magdalene Schultz -- The Ritual murder accusation / Ernest A. Rappaport -- The Ritual murder or blood libel legend / Alan Dundes
Summary Annotation An assemblage of essays all treating the bizarre and dangerous blood libel legend, which goes back at least to the 12th century in Europe and continues into the 20th. According to this legend, Jews murder an innocent Christian infant or child for the ritual purpose of mixing the victim's blood with their matzah around Easter time. Paper edition (unseen), $17.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Analysis Myths and mythology
Jewish studies
Jews Racial discrimination History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 366-381) and index
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Subject Blood accusation.
Christianity and antisemitism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Blood accusation
Christianity and antisemitism
Falsche Verdächtigung
Form Electronic book
Author Dundes, Alan
ISBN 9780299131135