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Calas, Jean 1698-1762

Overview
Works: 234 works in 573 publications in 6 languages and 6,315 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Poetry  Church history 
Roles: Honoree, Author, Attributed name, Correspondent
Classifications: B2173.T742, 323.442
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Recueil de differentes pieces sur l'affaire malheureuse de la famille des Calas by Jean Calas( Book )

7 editions published between 1762 and 1765 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calas, sur l'échafaud, à ses juges by Jean Calas( Book )

6 editions published in 1765 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The History of the misfortunes of John Calas : a victim to fanaticism. To which is added, a letter from M. Calas to his wife and children by Voltaire( Book )

1 edition published in 1775 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on tolerance by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published between 1763 and 1820 in French and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On March 10, 1762, Jean Calas, a Protestant merchant, was publicly executed in Toulouse, France. This punishment had been prescribed by the regional parliament, with hopes that Calas would confess to murdering his adult son in order to prevent his conversion to Catholicism. Steadfastly declaring his innocence, the elderly Huguenot expired after hours of suffering, his limbs broken one by one before the executioner strangled him and burned his corpse. These were the events that inspired Voltaire's Treatise on Tolerance. Even today the Treatise on Tolerance stands as one of the most important milestones in the acceptance of religious tolerance in the Western world
Voltaire über die Toleranz : veranlaßt durch die Hinrichtung des Johann Calas, im Jahre 1762 ; den Bedürfnissen der Zeit gemäß neu übersetzt by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1789 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Calas case by Jean Calas( Book )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the misfortunes of John Calas, a victim to fanaticism : to which is added a letter from M. Calas to his wife and children by Voltaire( Book )

3 editions published between 1775 and 1776 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettre de Mr. de Voltaire à M. d'Am..., touchant l'affaire de la famille de Calas et Serven by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1765 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwanenzang, of, Laatste klaagtonen van Jean Calas; op het moordschavot, aan zyne wraakzuchtige rechteren te Thoulouse by Voltaire( Book )

1 edition published in 1765 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suite, pour les Sieurs et Demoiselle Calas by Théodore Sudre( Book )

1 edition published in 1762 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piéces originales concernant la mort des s[ieu]rs Calas, et le jugement rendu a Toulouse by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published between 1762 and 1763 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calas sur l'échafaud, à ses juges [par L.-S. Mercier] by Louis-Sébastien Mercier( Book )

3 editions published between 1765 and 1781 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original Pieces relative to the trial and execution of Mr. John Calas ... With a preface, and remarks on the whole, by M. de Voltaire. Fr. & Eng by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1762 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire d'Elisabeth Canning, et de Jean Calas by Voltaire( Book )

2 editions published in 1762 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Déclaration du sieur Louis Calas( Book )

1 edition published in 1761 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Fanatismus, oder, Jean Calas : ein historisches Schauspiel in fünf Aufzügen by Christian Felix Weisse( Book )

3 editions published in 1780 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Covers
L'Affaire Calas et autres affaires
Alternative Names
Afer Calas

Ahar deus Calàs

Calas, Jan

Caso Calas

Ioannes Calas

Jean Calas

Jean Calas calviniste toulousain accusé du meurtre de son fils Marc-Antoine

Jean Calas Frans handelaar (1698-1762)

Jean Calas französischer Protestant, der Opfer eines Justizmordes wurde

Jean Calas French martyr

Jean Calas màrtir francès

Joan Calàs

Proces Jana Calasa

Калас, Жан

ז'אן קאלה סוחר צרפתי

جان كالاس تاجر فرنسي

قضية كالاس

칼라스 사건

Languages
English (120)

French (87)

German (10)

Spanish (8)

Italian (2)

Dutch (1)