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The Resource Trent 1475 : stories of a ritual murder trial, R. Po-chia Hsia

Trent 1475 : stories of a ritual murder trial, R. Po-chia Hsia

Label
Trent 1475 : stories of a ritual murder trial
Title
Trent 1475
Title remainder
stories of a ritual murder trial
Statement of responsibility
R. Po-chia Hsia
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • On Easter Sunday, 1475, the dead body of a two-year-old boy named Simon was found in the cellar of a Jewish family's house in Trent, Italy. Town magistrates arrested all eighteen Jewish men and one Jewish woman living in Trent on the charge of ritual murder - the killing of a Christian child in order to use his blood in Jewish religious rites. Under judicial torture and imprisonment, the men confessed and were condemned to death; their women-folk, who had been kept under
  • House arrest with their children, denounced the men under torture and eventually converted to Christianity. A papal hearing in Rome about possible judicial misconduct in Trent made the trial widely known and led to a wave of anti-Jewish propaganda and other accusations of ritual murder against the Jews. In this engrossing book, R. Pochia Hsia reconstructs the events of this tragic persecution, drawing principally on the Yeshiva Manuscript, a detailed trial record made by
  • Authorities in Trent to justify their execution of the Jews and to bolster the case for the canonization of "little Martyr Simon." Hsia depicts the Jewish victims (whose testimonies contain fragmentary stories of their tragic lives as well as forced confessions of kidnap, torture, and murder), the prosecuting magistrates, the hostile witnesses, and the few Christian neighbors who tried in vain to help the Jews. Setting the trial and its documents in the historical
  • Context of medieval blood libel, Hsia vividly portrays how fact and fiction can be blurred, how judicial torture can be couched in icy orderliness and impersonality, and how religious rites can be interpreted as ceremonies of barbarism
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hsia, R. Po-chia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simon
  • Blood accusation
  • Jews
  • Trento (Italy)
Label
Trent 1475 : stories of a ritual murder trial, R. Po-chia Hsia
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Pearl Berger -- Ch. 1. The Prince-Bishop -- Ch. 2. The Jewish Community -- Ch. 3. The Inquest -- Ch. 4. The Torture Chamber -- Ch. 5. "Blessed Simon Martyr" -- Ch. 6. Theater of Death -- Ch. 7. The Apostolic Commissioner -- Ch. 8. An Ethnography of Blood -- Ch. 9. The Convert -- Ch. 10. The Women -- Ch. 11. Judgment in Rome -- Appendix: A Note on Sources
Control code
25408933
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 173 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates
Isbn
9780300051063
Lccn
92004612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1471565
Label
Trent 1475 : stories of a ritual murder trial, R. Po-chia Hsia
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-167) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Pearl Berger -- Ch. 1. The Prince-Bishop -- Ch. 2. The Jewish Community -- Ch. 3. The Inquest -- Ch. 4. The Torture Chamber -- Ch. 5. "Blessed Simon Martyr" -- Ch. 6. Theater of Death -- Ch. 7. The Apostolic Commissioner -- Ch. 8. An Ethnography of Blood -- Ch. 9. The Convert -- Ch. 10. The Women -- Ch. 11. Judgment in Rome -- Appendix: A Note on Sources
Control code
25408933
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxvi, 173 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates
Isbn
9780300051063
Lccn
92004612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1471565

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