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Blood libel : the Damascus affair of 1840

Author: Ronald Florence
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004.
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In Damascus in February 1840, a Capuchin monk and his servant disappear without a trace. By the end of the day, rumors point at the local Jewish community, a tiny minority in the city. Within weeks, the rumors turn to accusations of ritual murder?the infamous?blood libel.? Torture, coerced confessions, manufactured evidence, and the fury of the crowds are enough to convict the accused Jews. By the time the rest of  Read more...
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Florence, Ronald.
Blood libel.
Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)605948033
Online version:
Florence, Ronald.
Blood libel.
Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)607371805
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Florence
ISBN: 0299202801 9780299202804
OCLC Number: 55534947
Description: vii, 257 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Damascus, February 1840 --
The usual suspects --
The Jewish quarter --
Interrogation --
The tumbak seller & the watchman --
The long wait --
Confessions --
Evidence --
The rabbis --
The Talmud --
A brief for the defense --
The geography of information --
Seeking help --
The powers that be --
The richest men in the world --
Inquiries --
Politics --
The mission I --
The mission II --
Muhammad Ali's behind --
Damascus, September 1840.
Responsibility: Ronald Florence.
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In Damascus, in February 1840, a Capuchin monk and his servant disappear without a trace. The affair became a cause celebre in Europe and the Americas. The legacies and the continuing myths, feed and  Read more...

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"When old, outdated anti-Semitic lies are being used in too many circles against the Jewish people, this book is important to all those who feel compelled to denounce them." - Elie Wiesel"

 
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