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The Blood Libel Legend

A Casebook in Anti-Semitic Folklore

by Alan Dundes

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Published by Univ of Wisconsin Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folklore,
  • Jewish studies,
  • Myths & mythology,
  • Ethnology,
  • Reference,
  • Antisemitism,
  • Judaism And Christianity,
  • Religion - Commentaries / Reference,
  • Blood accusation,
  • Christianity and antisemitism,
  • Literature: Folklore/Mythology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages400
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9471050M
    ISBN 100299131106
    ISBN 109780299131104

      So there it was: the blood libel, the year-old slander that still had the power to spark pogroms. Jews were accused of killing Christian children and draining their blood, either to drink as.   The ritual murder accusation is one of a series of myths that fall under the label blood libel, and describes the medieval legend that Jews require Christian blood for obscure religious purposes and are capable of committing murder to obtain it. This malicious myth continues to have an explosive afterlife in the public sphere, where Sarah Palin's gaffe is only the latest reminder of its.

    According to the blood libel legend, Jews murdered Christian infants to obtain blood to make matzah. This volume examines the varied sources and elaborations of the legend. Blood Libel is the first book-length study to analyze the recent historiography of the ritual murder accusation and to consider these debates in the context of intellectual and cultural history as well as methodology. Hannah R. Johnson articulates how ethics shapes methodological decisions in the study of the accusation and how questions about.

      According to and substantiated by 'The Blood libel legend: a casebook in anti-Semitic folklore,' a book by Alan Dundes, an influential Roman Catholic magazine titled 'Civilta Cattolica' in revived the blood libel accusation, going on to write a series of articles forwarding the fraudulent allegation. The blood libel is particularly appalling in light of the fact that Jews follow the Hebrew Bible’s law to not consume any blood, which is found in the book of Leviticus. In order for an animal to be considered kosher, all its blood must have been drained and discarded.


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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 The Blood Libel Legend book the legend.5/5(1). 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/5(6). 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 by: The infamous blood libel legend was partly responsible for the expulsion of Jews from Spain inthe basis of persecutions and actual courtroom trials throughout Europe, and exploited in Nazi propaganda.

Alan Dundes, in this casebook of an anti-Semitic. The Blood Libel Legend: 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. The infamous blood libel legend was partly responsible for the expulsion of Jews from Spain inthe basis of persecutions and actual courtroom trials throughout Europe, and exploited in Nazi propaganda.

Alan Dundes, in this casebook of an anti-Semitic legend, demonstrates the power of folklore to influence thought and history/5(5). Blood Libel is the first book-length study to analyze the recent historiography of the ritual murder accusation and to consider these debates in the context of intellectual and cultural history as well as methodology.

Hannah R. Johnson articulates how ethics shapes methodological decisions in the study of the accusation and how questions about methodology, in turn, pose ethical problems of Cited by: 1. The blood libel was repeated in the Arab countries in modern times in a number of ways in various books, as in Egypt in the s, the titles referring to “talmudic human sacrifices” or “the secrets of Zionism.” Mustafa Tlass, a key political figure in Syria for decades, first published his book on the Damascus blood libel in   The ritual murder accusation is one of a series of myths that fall under the label blood libel, and describes the medieval legend that Jews require Christian blood for obscure religious purposes and are capable of committing murder to obtain it.4/5.

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index. The Blood libel legend: a casebook in anti-Semitic folklore Item PreviewPages: The infamous blood libel legend was partly responsible for the expulsion of Jews from Spain inthe basis of persecutions and actual courtroom trials throughout Europe, and exploited in Nazi propaganda.

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Madison (Wis.): University of Wisconsin press. Chicago: Dundes, Alan The Blood Libel Legend: A Casebook In Anti-Semitic by: classic book was to call into question the alleged historic­ ity of the blood libel legend, a reviewer in the prestigious Zeitschrift fiir Volkskunde, Germany's leading folklore jour­ nal, began his review: "The fact that annually around Easter time Jews are reproached for seeking Christian blood forCited by: The Blood Libel Legend: A Casebook in Anti-Semitic Folklore.

Easter Saturday, a year-old boy named William is found murdered in the woods outside Norwich, England. Several years later. “The only reason the blood libel accusation has persisted against Jews is because Jews continue to exist,” writes the Australian historian Darren O’Brien in his book The Pinnacle of Hatred.

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.

The blood libel, however, is a special variant, and a subset of the broader ritual murder accusation, and came much later into the panoply of accusations leveled at the Jews in the Middle Ages.

given by scholars for the popularity and longevity of the blood libel as it touches on the following aspects of the legend: what gave rise to the Author: John Obi Ifediora. Book Review: 'The Accusation' Tracks The False Narrative Of Blood Libel Edward Berenson looks at what led up to the false narrative that Jewish people murder Christian children and use their blood.

According to the blood libel legend, Jews murdered Christian infants to obtain blood to make matzah. Dundes has gathered here the work of twelve leading scholars who examine the varied sources and elaborations of the legend.

Collectively, their essays constitute a. Toaff wrote that these critics had misunderstood his book, which argued that the ritual use of small quantities of dried blood in magical curses had been a real practice among medieval "Ashkenazi extremists", but that this was unrelated to the accusation of .The Catholic Church and the Blood Libel Myth: A Complicated Story By Massimo Introvigne.

Abstract: The publication in Italy of a book by Ariel Toaff (an historian at Bar-Ilan University and the son of Italy's most beloved rabbi, Elio Toaff), Pasque di Sangue, claiming that the ritual slaughter of Christian children in order to drink their blood did in fact occur in some Ashkenazi communities.Sell The Blood Libel Legend - ISBN - Ship for free!

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