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    Blood: reflections on what unites and divides us

    Bale, Anthony and Feldman, David (2015) Blood: reflections on what unites and divides us. London, UK: Bloomsbury Shire. ISBN 9781784421380.

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    Blood is something that all humans share: a vital force that courses through our veins – the giver of life. This book gathers together specially commissioned essays from leading scholars which reflect on the religious, historical, and medical dimensions of blood. Written for a broad audience and illustrated with full colour plates, the essays encompass history, literature, art history, religious studies and medical humanities and explore some of the most challenging issues surrounding blood and ritual. The themes covered include: blood in Christian and Jewish culture, medieval antisemitism, Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, Jewish ritual, blood and ‘race’, Jews and genes.


    Item Type: Book
    Additional Information: 7 essays by leading scholars in the fields of Jewish-Christian relations and medical humanities consider the various meanings of blood. To accompany an exhibition in November 2015-Feburary 2016 at the Jewish Museum, London.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): blood anti-Semitism Jews Christians history medical humanities embodiment biology
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR), Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Anthony Bale
    Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2015 09:31
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:36


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