Rowin Dorin offers a podcast discussion of the Life and Passion of William of Norwich, paired with suggested readings below.
- Thomas of Monmouth, The Life and Passion of William of Norwich, ed. & trans. Miri Rubin (Penguin, 2015) [ebook] – a new translation of the book, with an excellent introduction and helpful notes.(Note that the 19th-century translation by Jessop and James is also available via Cambridge Core]
- E. M. Rose, The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe (Oxford, 2017) [ebook; also available via Oxford Scholarship Online] – a gripping reconstruction of the event and its aftermath
- Magda Teter, Blood Libel: On the Trail of an Antisemitic Myth (Harvard, 2020) – newly published overview of the development and spread of the blood libel, especially in early modern periods
To Cite this Page
- Dorin, Rowan “Seven Books, One Deadly Rumor,” Writ Large Podcast, featured on Middle Ages for Educators, April 4, 2020. Accessed [date]. http://middleagesforeducators.com/uncategorized/the-life-and-passion-of-william-of-norwich-by-rowan-dorin/