The Life and Passion of William of Norwich (Paperback)
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The Life and Passion of William of Norwich (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 25/09/2014
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141197487
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The task of the translator is to make the wind not seen but felt. Miri Robinson accomplishes this in her translation...A readable edition rich with scholarship."
-Seth Lere, Times Literary Supplement

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