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Medieval Urban Noir: The Jewish House, the Christian Mob, and the City in Postconquest England

Kathy Lavezzo

in The Accommodated Jew: English Antisemitism from Bede to Milton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501703157
eISBN:
9781501706158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703157.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines how the advent of the city and a money economy in postconquest England prompted a heightened focus on houses and related spaces associated with contemporary Jews. It begins with ... More


The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

E.M Rose

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This book examines the ritual murder accusation (or blood libel), one of the most heinous charges against the Jews in the history of medieval antisemitism; it offers a radical new interpretation of ... More


Blood Libel: Ritual Misrepresentation

Kathryn T. McClymond

in Ritual Gone Wrong: What We Learn from Ritual Disruption

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199790913
eISBN:
9780199369515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790913.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the false charge leveled against Jews for centuries, the charge that Jews have murdered individuals in order to use human blood in religious ritual. Blood libels were a ... More


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