Subtitle: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews
Author: Miri Rubin
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (2004)
Condition: Very Good. The front cover has some light scratches and slight creasing across the top front cover corner
There is a very slight crease across the top front cover corner. The cover has some light scratches. Else a clean, well bound, unsold copy.
Dimensions: 22.5 x 15 x 1.5 cm
Drawing on sources ranging from religious tales and poems to Jews' confessions made under torture, Miri Rubin explores the frightening power of one of the most persistent anti-Jewish stories of the Middle Ages and the violence that it bred. She looks not just at the occasions on which massacres occurred but also at those times when the story failed to set off violence.
In exploring the character, nature, development, and eventual decay of this fantasy of host desecration, Rubin presents a vivid picture of the mental world of late medieval Europe and of the culture of anti-Judaism.