The Music Libel Against the Jews
|Publication Date:||Jul 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $50.00|
| Book Description: |
This deeply imaginative and wide-ranging book shows how, since the first centuries of the Christian era, gentiles have associated Jews with noise. Ruth HaCohen focuses her study on a “musical libel"—a variation on the Passion story that recurs in various forms and cultures in which an innocent Christian boy is killed by a Jew in order to silence his “harmonious musicality.” In paying close attention to how and where this libel surfaces, HaCohen covers a wide...