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  • Record Number: 7076
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Dinshaw , Carolyn.
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  • Title: Theater Makes History: Ritual Murder by Proxy in the "Mistere de la Sainte Hostie" [The author explores the connections between the antisemitic play in which a Christian servant murders her own child and several infanticides that occured around Metz and resulted in the mothers' guesome executions. Enders argues that host desecration is equated with infanticide, the horror of which was vivid in people's minds due to the recent crimes. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Speculum 79, 4 (October 2004): Pages 991 - 1016.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Antisemitism Blood Libel Crime and Criminals Eucharist, Sacrament Infanticide Jews in Literature Literature- Drama Metz, Moselle, France Mistere de la Sainte Hostie Philippe de Vigneulles Servants Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15- 16
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  • Author's Affiliation: University of California, Berkeley
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00387134
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