The history of the misfortunes of John Calas, a victim to fanaticism. To which is added, a letter from M. Calas to his wife and children

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Place of publication: London
Collation: iv,33, 8 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes: Printed by T. Sherlock, Strand. Date in Roman numerals. The letter from M. Calas is in French. Jean Calas was a merchant living in Toulouse, France, who was tried, tortured and executed for the murder of his son, despite his protestations of innocence. Due to Calas being a Protestant in an officially Roman Catholic society, doubts were raised by opponents of the Catholic Church about his guilt and he was exonerated in 1764. In France, he became a symbolic victim of religious intolerance. Part of the NSS pamphlet collection.

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Voltaire [voltai], “The history of the misfortunes of John Calas, a victim to fanaticism. To which is added, a letter from M. Calas to his wife and children,” Humanist Library and Archives Digital Collections, accessed September 27, 2020, https://conwayhallcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1483.

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