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dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Hannah R.
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-26T04:31:21Z
dc.date.available2021-02-26T04:31:21Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/46965
dc.description.abstractThe 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 2011 gaffe is only the latest reminder of its power to excite controversy. 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 interpretation and understanding.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::B Biography & True Stories::BG Biography: general
dc.subject.otherBiography & Autobiography
dc.titleBlood Libel
dc.title.alternativeThe Ritual Murder Accusation at the Limit of Jewish History
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.4499528
oapen.relation.isPublishedBye07ce9b5-7a46-4096-8f0c-bc1920e3d889
oapen.relation.isFundedByb818ba9d-2dd9-4fd7-a364-7f305aef7ee9
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintUniversity of Michigan Press
oapen.identifierhttps://openresearchlibrary.org/viewer/ef931434-5d83-441b-b666-a89d8ac505af
oapen.identifier.isbn9780472902545
grantor.number5224


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