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The Resource The blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead : boundaries of belief on the eve of the enlightenment, Michael F. Graham

The blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead : boundaries of belief on the eve of the enlightenment, Michael F. Graham

Label
The blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead : boundaries of belief on the eve of the enlightenment
Title
The blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead
Title remainder
boundaries of belief on the eve of the enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Michael F. Graham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first modern, book-length study of the case of Thomas Aikenhead, the sometime University of Edinburgh student who in 1697 earned the unfortunate distinction of being the last person executed for blasphemy in Britain." "Taking a micro-historical approach, Michael F. Graham uses the Aikenhead case to open a window into the world of late-seventeenth-century Edinburgh and Scotland. This book brings together many of the critical themes in Scottish and British history in a period of transition from the confessional era of the Reformation - which emphasised the defence of orthodox belief to the more open civil society and polite, literary world of the Enlightenment, of which Edinburgh would become a major centre." "Graham traces the roots of the Aikenhead case in seventeenth-century Scotland and the law of blasphemy which was evolving in response to the new intellectual currents of biblical criticism and deism. He analyses Aikenhead's trial and the Scottish government's decision to uphold the sentence of hanging. Finally, he details the debate stimulated by the execution, carried out in a public sphere of print media encompassing both Scotland and England. Aikenhead's case became a media event which highlighted the intellectual and cultural divisions within Britain at the end of the seventeenth century."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graham, Michael F
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aikenhead, Thomas
  • Aikenhead, Thomas
  • Aikenhead, Thomas
  • Aikenhead, Thomas
  • Aikenhead, Thomas
  • Trials (Blasphemy)
  • Blasphemy
  • Enlightenment
  • Hanging
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • HISTORY
  • Blasphemy
  • Civilization
  • Enlightenment
  • Hanging
  • Intellectual life
  • Trials (Blasphemy)
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • Gotteslästerung
  • Strafverfolgung
  • Schottland
Label
The blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead : boundaries of belief on the eve of the enlightenment, Michael F. Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Abbreviations; A Note on the Text; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Edinburgh and Scotland in the 1690s; The Politics of Blasphemy; 'So unnaturall a seasone': The Dreadful Year 1696; The Making of a Blasphemer; Trial and Execution; The Aftermath: Public Opinion in Scotland and England; Conclusion; Bibliography of Works Cited; Index
Control code
ocn760026538
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611947767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
1 illustration, 2 maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 194776
  • 22573/cttk1hzx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)760026538
Label
The blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead : boundaries of belief on the eve of the enlightenment, Michael F. Graham
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; Abbreviations; A Note on the Text; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Edinburgh and Scotland in the 1690s; The Politics of Blasphemy; 'So unnaturall a seasone': The Dreadful Year 1696; The Making of a Blasphemer; Trial and Execution; The Aftermath: Public Opinion in Scotland and England; Conclusion; Bibliography of Works Cited; Index
Control code
ocn760026538
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 180 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786611947767
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
1 illustration, 2 maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 194776
  • 22573/cttk1hzx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)760026538

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