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The Saint-makers.

Levitt, Paul M.

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ISBN 10: 0893041157 / ISBN 13: 9780893041151
Published by Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick, 2008
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200 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket (as issued). New book. FICTION. The first recorded charge of ritual murder that took place in Norwich, England, 1144, alleging that the Jewish community, "In despite of our Lord," killed a Christian child, subsequently honored as Saint William of Norwich. The Saint-Murders tells the story of how the Church fabricated the charge of ritual murder to avoid paying the Jews for building of Norwich Cathedral. (Key Words: Jewish History, Paul M. Levitt, Ritual Murder, Norwich Cathedral, England, Roman Catholic Church, 1144, Fiction, Historical Novels). Bookseller Inventory # 65387X1

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Title: The Saint-makers.

Publisher: Cross-Cultural Communications, Merrick

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: First Edition..

Book Type: book

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Fiction. The first recorded charge of ritual murder, which took place in Norwich,England, 1144, alleging that the Jewish community, "In despite of our Lord,"killed a Christian child, subsequently honored as Saint William of Norwich.THE SAINT-MAKERS tells the story of how the Church fabricated the charge ofritual murder to avoid paying the Jews for the building of Norwich Cathedral. Paul M. Levitt teaches in the department of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He is also the author of Come with Me to Babylon and numerous books for younger readers and scholars.

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Paul M. Levitt grew up in an iconoclasitc family that revered education and thought that the measure of a great sociey was not how often it pandered to special interests, but how well it treated the poor. Newark, New Jersey, once a pleasant garden suburb of New York City, was his place of birth. Here the author received from learned women a public education in reading and writing that aimed at accomplishment, not self-esteem. He moved to Los Angeles as a teenager and fell under the spell of basketball, which taught him aesthetics and self-discipline. At the University of Colorado, he took a B.A. in philosophy and an M.A. in history. After a year in Florence, Italy, he attended Washington University in St. Louis and then matriculated at UCLA for an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English. He has taught at the University of Colorado since 1964, with a stint as a vistiting professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His interests include travel, tennis, and swimming, but most of all the reading and writing of historical fiction, which enabled him to visit the Jazz Age (Chin Music), McCarthyism (Dark Matters), university life under a gangster president (Bogus U.), immigrants to America (Come with Me to Bablyon), and 12th-century England, the setting of The Saint-Makers.

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