Blood Libel: The Damacus Affair of 1840

Blood Libel: The Damacus Affair of 1840

by Ronald Florence

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299202804
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ronald Florence is an historian and novelist. He is the author of The Gypsy Man, The Perfect Machine, and The Last Season. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Table of Contents

1Damascus, February 18403
2The Usual Suspects8
3The Jewish Quarter16
4Interrogation27
5The Tumbak Seller & the Watchman40
6The Long Wait45
7Confessions55
8Evidence69
9The Rabbis76
10The Talmud90
11A Brief for the Defense97
12The Geography of Information108
13Seeking Help117
14The Powers That Be125
15The Richest Men in the World136
16Inquiries148
17Politics157
18The Mission I166
19The Mission II176
20Muhammad Ali's Behind187
21Damascus, September 1840195
Epilogue206
Acknowledgements219
Notes221
Index247

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