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Making a martyr: How the child murder libel was born in medieval Norwich
August 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Professor Miri Rubin will discuss a manuscript copied c.1200 – the sole source for the fateful and still intriguing events that led to the invention of the child murder accusation against Jews. It evokes twelfth-century religious culture, attempting to create a new narrative, one which turned Jewish neighbours into dangerous predators.