Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead

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Edinburgh University Press, 20 sie 2013 - 192
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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.
 

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Introduction
1
Edinburgh and Scotland in the 1690s
10
The Politics of Blasphemy
33
The Dreadful Year 1696
53
The Making of a Blasphemer
79
Trial and Execution
100
Public Opinion in Scotland and England
126
Conclusion
155
Bibliography of Works Cited
163
Index
175
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Michael F. Graham is Professor of History and sometime Director of the Humanities in the Western Tradition programme at the University of Akron, Ohio. His previous publications include 'The Uses of Reform: 'Godly Discipline' and Popular Behaviour in Scotland and Beyond, 1560-1610' (1996), which was awarded the Roland Bainton Prize by the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. His research focuses on the religious, cultural and social history of early modern Britain.

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