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Treatise on tolerance

Author: Voltaire; Simon Harvey
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Series: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Jean Calas; Jean Calas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Voltaire; Simon Harvey
ISBN: 0521640172 9780521640176 0521649692 9780521649698
OCLC Number: 44694233
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xxv, 160 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The story of Elisabeth Canning and the Calas family --
An address to the public concerning the parricides imputed to the Calas and Sirven families --
An account of the death of the Chevalier de la Barre --
The cry of innocent blood.
Series Title: Cambridge texts in the history of philosophy.
Other Titles: Traité sur la tolérance.
Treatise on tolerance and other writings
Responsibility: Voltaire ; translated by Brian Masters ; translated and edited by Simon Harvey.
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The works presented in this volume, in a new English translation, are among the most important and characteristic texts of the Enlightenment. The issues which they raise, concerning questions of  Read more...

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