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Contemporary Jewish Enmity—Murder

Medieval W. Christendom

  1. Introduction
    1. Murder
  2. Images
    1. Ritual Murder of William of Norwich
    2. Ritual Murder of William of Norwich
    3. Ritual Murder Allegation, Munich, 1285
    4. Ritual Murder Allegation, Bern, 1294
    5. Ritual Murder of Simon of Trent
    6. Ritual Murder of Simon of Trent
  3. Primary Texts
    1. Worms, 1096, Mainz Anonymous
    2. Wurzburg, 1147, Ephraim of Bonn
    3. Blois, 1171, Contemporary Letter
    4. Boppard, 1180, Ephraim of Bonn
    5. Neuss, 1186, Ephraim of Bonn
    6. Pope Innocent III, 1205 Papal Letter
    7. Norwich, 1144, Thomas of Montmouth’s The Life and Miracles of St. William of Norwich
    8. Pope Innocent IV, 1247 Papal Letter
    9. Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales
  4. Secondary Literature
    1. R. Chazan, Medieval Stereotypes and Modern Antisemitism (Berkeley- University of California Press, 1997), 58-85.
    2. R. Chazan,“The Blois Incident of 1171- A Study in Jewish Intercommunal Organization.” Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research 36 (1968)- 13-31.
    3. R. Chazan, “Ephraim ben Jacob’s Compilation of Twelfth-Century Persecutions,” Jewish Quarterly Review 84 (1993-94)- 397-416.
    4. G. Langmuir, “Thomas of Monmouth- Detector of Ritual Murder.” Speculum 59 (1984)- 822-846.
    5. R. Po-Chia Hsia, Trent 1475- Stories of a Ritual Murder Trial (New Haven- Yale University Press, 1992)
  5. Videos
    1. What crimes were Medieval European Jews accused of? Prof. Robert Chazan.

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