The Music Libel Against the Jews

Author(s): 
HaCohen, Ruth
ISBN: 
9780300194777
Date published: 
July 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£25.00

Shows how, since the first centuries of the Christian era, gentiles have associated Jews with noise. In this title, the author 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".