Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews / Edition 1

Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews / Edition 1

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by Miri Rubin
     
 

During the late medieval period, accusations that Jews had abused Christ by desecrating the Eucharist created a powerful anti-Jewish movement and violent clashes quickly spread throughout Europe.See more details below

Overview

During the late medieval period, accusations that Jews had abused Christ by desecrating the Eucharist created a powerful anti-Jewish movement and violent clashes quickly spread throughout Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812218800
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
The Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,473,784
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Miri Rubin is Professor of History at Queen Mary, University of London. She is the author of Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge and Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
1Introduction1
2From Jewish boy to bleeding host7
3Patterns of accusation40
4Persons and places70
Interjection : what did Jews think of the Eucharist? : according to Jews and according to Christians93
5Making the narrative work104
6Violence and the trails of memory132
Conclusion190
AppRabbi Avigdor Kara : all the afflictions (et kol ha-tela'a)196
Notes199
Index258

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