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Toleration and Persecution in the Early Modern Period

April 10, 2009 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Image of a painting in warm tones of a woman being burned alive on a large pile of wood and a man poking the woman with a pitchfork


2009 Center for Early Modern Studies Conference:


The conference aims to consider the definitions and limits of toleration in the early modern period, as well as the different kinds of religious persecution practiced during the early modern period. The conference will also consider some of the fierce debates and controversies that were stirred by the topic of religious toleration. It will examine, from an interdisciplinary perspective, the tensions between emerging ideas of religious toleration and various kinds of intolerance that were practiced during this period. One of the key questions the conference will attempt to address is: to what degree do we find evidence in the early modern period of toleration defined as the peaceful or stable coexistence of people of different faiths living together in the same village, town, city, or nation?


April 10, 2009
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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