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The Blood Libel Legend

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The Blood Libel Legend

Alan Dundes

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A Casebook in Anti-Semitic Folklore
Alan Dundes, in this casebook of an anti-Semitic legend, demonstrates the power of folklore to influence thought and history. According to the blood libel legend, Jews murdered Christian infants to obtain blood to make matzah. Dundes has gathered here the work of leading scholars who examine the varied sources and elaborations of the legend. Collectively, their essays constitute a forceful statement against this false accusation.The legend is traced from the murder of William of Norwich in 1144, one of the first reported cases of ritualized murder attributed to Jews, through nineteenth-century Egyptian reports, Spanish examples, Catholic periodicals, modern English instances, and twentieth-century American cases. The essays deal not only with historical cases and surveys of blood libel in different locales, but also with literary renditions of the legend, including the ballad "Sir Hugh, or, the Jew's Daughter" and Chaucer's "The Prioress's Tale."These case studies provide...
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  • ISBN: 9780299131135
  • Auteur: Alan Dundes
  • Uitgave: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Jaar van uitgave: 1991
  • Taal: Engels
  • Artikelnummer: 58701673
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