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The Velizh Affair : Blood Libel in a Russian Town.

Author: Eugene M Avrutin
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Velizh case was the longest ritual murder investigation in the modern world. Drawing on newly discovered trial records, historian Eugene M. Avrutin looks beyond antisemitism as the single most important factor in understanding ritual murder accusations, and in the process, provides an intimate glimpse of small-town life in eastern Europe.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Avrutin, Eugene M.
Velizh Affair : Blood Libel in a Russian Town.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene M Avrutin
ISBN: 9780190640538 0190640537
OCLC Number: 1009239346
Description: 1 online resource (249 pages)
Contents: ""Cover""; ""The Velizh Affair""; ""Copyright""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""1. Fedor Goes for a Walk""; ""2. Small-â#x80;#x8B;Town Life""; ""3. Tsar Alexander Pays a Visit""; ""4. The Confrontations""; ""5. Grievances""; ""6. The Investigation Widens""; ""7. Boundaries of the Law""; ""Epilogue""; ""Appendix: Jewish Prisoners Held in the Town of Velizh""; ""Notes""; ""Selected Bibliography""

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The Velizh case was the longest ritual murder investigation in the modern world. Drawing on newly discovered trial records, historian Eugene M. Avrutin looks beyond antisemitism as the single most important factor in understanding ritual murder accusations, and in the process, provides an intimate glimpse of small-town life in eastern Europe.

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