The pinnacle of hatred: The blood libel and the Jews

O'Brien, Darren The pinnacle of hatred: The blood libel and the Jews. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes Press, 2011.

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Author O'Brien, Darren
Title The pinnacle of hatred: The blood libel and the Jews
Language of Title eng
Place of Publication Jerusalem, Israel
Publisher Magnes Press
Publication year 2011
Sub-type Research book (original research)
ISBN 9789654934770
Language eng
Total number of pages 468
Collection year 2012
Abstract/Summary The Pinnacle of Hatred provides a comprehensive history of the blood libel allegation against the Jews. Deftly insinuated and finely honed in medieval Christianity, the charge that Jews murder children and others in order to use their blood for ritual purposes was elaborated further by 19th-century antisemitic jurists, and widely promoted in the anti-Jewish campaigns of the Nazi Party in the Third Reich. A myth that will not die, the charge continues to be made by neo-Nazis and radical Muslim preachers. Drawing on primary sources and documents not previously available in English, Darren O'Brien takes a radical new approach in understanding the historical origins and longevity of the blood libel allegation and its tributaries -- crucifixion murder, plain murder, mutilation murder, and the misnamed "ritual murder". [Back cover]
Keyword Blood accusation
European history
Jews -- Persecutions -- Europe -- History
Q-Index Code A1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D)--Macquarie University, North Ride, N.S.W., 2004.

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