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Blood Libel

On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth

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HARDCOVER

$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674240933

Publication Date: 01/28/2020

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560 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

33 photos, 1 map

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An intellectual tour de force. This authoritative study of the blood libel and its ramifications in early modern Europe will become a classic.—Ronnie Po-Chia Hsia, author of Trent 1475: Stories of a Ritual Murder Trial

A work of wide-ranging research, great insight, and remarkable erudition. This will be the definitive book on blood libel for a long time to come, equally important for readers of Jewish history and Christian history in early modern Europe.—Larry Wolff, author of Inventing Eastern Europe: The Map of Civilization on the Mind of the Enlightenment

In this deeply researched and meticulously argued book, Magda Teter offers the first comprehensive study of the origins and afterlife of one of the most virulent and harmful of all anti-Jewish accusations. But Blood Libel is far more than a narrative history. By highlighting the central role of printed books, broadsheets, and images in the dissemination of the libel, Teter illuminates the mechanisms by which hate can be generated, and offers a powerful and sobering lesson for our own time.—Sara Lipton, author of Dark Mirror: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Semitic Iconography

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