AVRUTIN, E. M.,
The Velizh Affair. Blood Libel in a Russian Town.
Oxford University Press, 2017. 248p. Hardback. The Velizh case undoubtedly deserves this rich and detailed analysis. Avrutin inte-grates this Russian instance of a blood libel in the long trajectory of such accusations and de?nes its speci?c character with great expertise. The reader will gratefully acknowledge the outstanding amount of research that went into this volume. It will be of interest to an academic audience interested in Russian, legal, and administrative history and to those members of the general public with a keen interest in Jewish history in eastern Europe, and in the history of anti-Jewish prejudice. Francois Guesnet, Journal of Modern History |a 18/09/2019 (Publisher's information).