Religious Toleration: "the Variety of Rites" from Cyrus to Defoe

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This text aims to combat the standard understanding of toleration as a development of the modern West by demonstrating its occurrence in ancient Persia and China, medieval Europe, colonial Latin America, and Europe before the Enlightenment. Cyrus of Persia returned the Jews to Jerusalem, founding biblical and Greek traditions of toleration. The ancient Chinese tolerated the Jews as well, and arguments for mutual toleration in early Spanish America came from both the Spanish and the native sides. From medieval times to the ...

Religious Toleration: The Variety of Rites from Cyrus to Defoe 1999, Palgrave MacMillan, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312222338

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Religious Toleration: "the Variety of Rites" from Cyrus to Defoe 1999, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke

ISBN-13: 9780333800256

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