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The butcher's tale : murder and anti-semitism in a German town / Helmut Walser Smith.

Author/creator Smith, Helmut Walser, 1962-
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : W.W. Norton, ©2002.
Description270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Supplemental Content Book review (H-Net)
Subject(s)
Contents 1. Murder and retribution -- 2. The butcher's tale and other stories -- 3. History -- 4. Accusations -- 5. Performing ritual murder -- 6. The killer.
Abstract In 1900, the discovery of the dismembered body of an eighteen-year-old boy in a small Prussian town brought a charge of ritual-murder against the local Jewish community and sparked anti-Semetic riots. Smith examines the case and the history of the charge of ritual murder, also known as the blood libel/
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 217-260) and index.
Genre/formCase studies.
LCCN 2002022883
ISBN039305098X
ISBN9780393050981
ISBN0393325059 (pbk.)
ISBN9780393325058 (pbk.)

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