The Life and Passion of William of Norwich Paperback

by Thomas of Monmouth;


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The Life and Passion of William of Norwich

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This is a fascinating surviving chronicle from 12th century England which holds a unique and terrible place in the history of anti-Semitism. 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.

The Life and Passion of William of Norwich by Thomas of Monmouth was published by Penguin Books Ltd in September 2014. The ISBN for The Life and Passion of William of Norwich is 9780141197487.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherPenguin Books Ltd (September 2014)
Weight236g
Number of Pages320
Thickness18 mm
Height198 mm
Width129 mm
ISBN9780141197487
ISBN-10014119748X
Product Code4280389
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