Pulcellina of Blois: A Twelfth Century Moneylender and Martyr Revisited
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel
In the year 1171, Pulcellina, a moneylender who maintained a close business relationship with Count Thibault V of Blois and other members of his family and court, was murdered along with many other members of the Blois Jewish community after a vicious blood libel had arisen in the region.
Some scholars have suggested Pulcellina was the Count’s mistress, though others disagree…
Join Professor Judith R. Baskin in revisiting the medieval controversy surrounding Pulcellina of Blois, within the larger historical context in which this tragedy occurred.
This event will be held at 8 p.m. Israel Time/ 2 p.m. ET
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