The Life And Passion Of William Of Norwich by Thomas of Monmouth & Miri Rubin

The Life And Passion Of William Of Norwich by Thomas of Monmouth & Miri Rubin
 
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Author: Thomas Of Monmouth, Miri Rubin
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The Life and Passion of William of Norwich gives a remarkable insight into life in a medieval cathedral city, brilliantly capturing the everyday concerns of ordinary people and focussing on the miraculous cures carried out at a shrine. But this was no ordinary shrine; fervent worshippers gathered around the burial-place where they believed that a boy was buried, a boy murdered by the Jews of Norwich. A chilling, highly significant document, The Life and Passion of William of Norwich is, as far as we know, the earliest version of what was to become the 'blood libel' which has haunted Europe ever since. Miri Rubin both superbly translates the book and in her introduction interprets the sequence of events that led to the monk Thomas of Monmouth's appalling narrative. The consequences of his fantasies have been incalculable.

Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141197487