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Published: 27 August 2015

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780190219628

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The Murder of William of Norwich

The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

E.M Rose

  • Fascinating micro-history of a mysterious 12th-century murder and the ensuing court case—a medieval "True Crimes" meets Philip Marlowe
  • The first book to offer a generally accepted explanation for the origin of the ritual murder accusation that is grounded in immediate historical circumstances
  • Accessible to general readers and intellectually satisfying to those interested in medieval history and religion