본문 바로가기
  • Home

Jew and the Ritual Murder - An Italian Case in the Second Half of the Fifteenth Century -

  • Journal of Humanities
  • 2016, (63), pp.101-129
  • Publisher : Institute for Humanities
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities
  • Received : September 26, 2016
  • Accepted : October 31, 2016

Byung-Chul Lim 1

1신라대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Ever since the Middle Ages, anti-semitism of the European Christians had been expanded by the myth of ritual murder. Throughout medieval and early modern Christendom, the belief in ritual murder was one of the universally deep-rooted phenomena that had begun with the rise of Christianity. But, despite the similarity, the historical variations in ritual murder cases were various from the individual social contexts and periodical backgrounds. By micro-historically analyzing a case that took place in a small city of Bevagna against the Jewish family named Daniele in 1485, this study aims to figure out the regional uniqueness by which the belief in ritual murder had been appropriated in the Italian terrain during the Renaissance. The conclusions are as follows: first, the so-called Bevagna case occurred in the contexts of the double status that Italian Jews enjoyed along with the growth of city and the economic interests of the citizens accompanying it; second, it were the economic ideology and religious sensitivity of the Franciscan mendicants that ran underneath the ritual murder case of Bevanga and even the Italian anti-semitic movement of the age.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.