Forgotten Victims from the Age of Atrocity
- Extra Reading
Some of the atrocities of the age of Europe’s religious wars immediately became notorious. The execution of tens of thousands of women and men for witchcraft, by contrast, passed largely unremarked – until modern times, when this history was revived, rewritten and wildly exaggerated.
This final lecture will ask why it suits each age to select, reinvent and suppress different parts of the history of religious atrocity, and why some victims, such as Anabaptist radicals, remain neglected down to the present.
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