Murder of William of Norwich : The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe
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Yayıncı Oxford University Press ( 08 / 2015 ) ISBN 9780190219628 | Ciltli | 13,72x21,08x3,3 cm. | İngilizce | 416 Sayfa | Türler Tarih Çalışmaları
The Murder of William of Norwich: the origins of the Blood Libel in medieval Europe Author: E.M. Rose Hardback Published 1st August 2015: Pre-order your copy now and we will supply your order as soon as stock is available A new account, from an American scholar, of the notorious case and its consequences. In 1144, the mutilated body of William of Norwich, a young apprentice leatherworker, was found abandoned outside the city's walls. The boy bore disturbing signs of torture, and a story soon spread that it was a ritual murder, performed by Jews in imitation of the Crucifixion as a mockery of Christianity. The outline of William's tale swiftly gained currency far beyond Norwich, and the idea that Jews engaged in ritual murder became firmly rooted in the European imagination. E.M Rose's engaging book delves into the story of William's murder and the notorious trial that followed to uncover the origin of the ritual murder accusation—known as the "blood libel"—in western Eur...