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A Selected Bibliography: Suggestions for Further Reading on the Blood Libel Legend Alexander, Tamar. tIA Legend of the Blood Libel in Jerusalem: A Study of a Process of Folk-Tale Adaptation." International Folklore Review 5 (1987): 60-74. An interesting discussion of Jewish (as opposed to Christian) versions of the blood libel legend, with five full texts presented in the appendix. Chwolson, D. Die Blutanklage und sonstige mittelalterliche Beschuldigungen der ,uden: Bine historische Untersuchung nach den Quellen. Frankfurt: J. Kauffmann, 1901. This 362-page work, originally published in Russian in the late nineteenth century, offers a comprehensive overview of the blood libel legend. Despina, Soeur Marie. tiLes accusations de profanation d'hosties portees contre les Juifs." Rencontre: Chretiens et luifs 5 (1971): 150-70, 179-91. An excellent, scholarly discussion of the desecration of the Eucharistic host legend. Friedman, Saul S. The Incident at Massena: The Blood Libel in America. New York: Stein and Day, 1978. A book-length treatment of the most famous blood libel case in the United States, at Massena, New York, in 1928. Handler, Andrew. Blood Libel at Tiszaeszlar. East European Monographs no. 68. Boulder, Colo., 1980. A full account of the Tiszaeszlar , Hungary, case in 1882. Hayn, Hugo. Uebersicht der (meist in Deutschland erschienen) Litteratur tiber die angeblich von ,uden vertibten Ritualmorde und Hostienfrevel. Jena: H. W. Schmidt's Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1906. An old but still valuable bibliographical listing of 121 separate books and monographs on the subject of ritual murder or desecration of the host. Hsia, R. Po-chiao The Myth of Ritual Murder: lews and Magic in Reformation Germany. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988. A detailed and scholarly discussion of the blood-libel tradition in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Germany. Langmuir, Gavin I. tiThe Knight's Tale of Young Hugh of Lincoln." Speculum 47 (1972): 459-82. A thorough review of the Hugh of Lincoln incident of 1255. Lehr, Stefan. Antisemitismus-religiose Motive im sozialen Vorurteil : Aus der Fruhgeschichte des Antisemitismus in Deutsch379 Selected Bibliography land 1870-1914. Munich: Chr. Kaiser Verlag, 1974. Although not indicated in the title of this valuable dissertation, there is an important discussion of ritual murder (pp. 52-125) in latenineteenth - and early-twentieth-century Germany with a superb bibliography (pp. 253-91). Loeb, Isidore. "Le'Saint Enfant de la Guardia./I Revue des etudes juives 15 (1887): 203-32. One of the best and most methodical debunking efforts in blood libel case reporting. Maccoby, Hyam. The Sacred Executioner. Human Sacrifice and the Legacy of Guilt. London: Thames and Hudson, 1982. A brilliant exegesis of myth-ritual theory applied to the role of Jews in Christian thought arguing that Christians needed a Jewish scapegoat to take on the guilt of killing Christ. The blood libel legend is also discussed in particular (pp. 152-60). Reinach, Salomon. "L'accusation du meurtre rituel./I Revue des etudes juives 25 (1892): 161-80. A useful overview of the subject of ritual murder. Roth, Cecil. The Ritual Murder Libel and the Jew: The Report by Cardinal Lorenzo Ganganelli (Pope Clement XIV). London: Woburn Press, 1934. Ganganelli's 1759 investigative report of numerous blood libel cases is required reading for anyone seriously interested in the subject and Roth's excellent introductory remarks remain valuable. Rychnovsky, Ernst. "The Struggle Against the Ritual Murder Superstition ./I In Thomas G. Masaryk and the Jews: A Collection of Essays, pp. 154-243. New York: B. Pollak, 1949. A long and detailed account of the Polna case of blood libel of 1899 including a translation of the trial transcript and a description of the important intervention of Professor Thomas G. Masaryk. Strack, Hermann L. The Jew and Human Sacrifice [Human Blood and Jewish Ritual}. New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1909. A translation from the German of one of the most important single books on the blood libel legend. Written by a Christian theologian , the book consists of a comprehensive Frazerian survey of folkloristic practices involving blood. Tager, Alexander B. The Decay of Czarism: The Beiliss Trial. Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society of America, 1935. A remarkable account of the incredible intrigues involved in the famous Beilis trial in Kiev in 1913. Trachtenberg, Joshua. The Devil and the Jews. New York: Harper Torchbooks, 1966. This important book, whose subtitle is "The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti380 Selected Bibliography semitism," contains chapters on ritual murder (pp. 124-39) and the blood accusation (pp. 140-55). Vacandard, Abbe Elphege. liLa Question du Meurtre Rituel Chez les...


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