Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500-1700

Alexandra Walsham


Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500-1700

Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500-1700

  • Title: Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500-1700
  • Author: Alexandra Walsham
  • ISBN: 9780719052392
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover



Charitable Hatred offers a challenging new perspective on religious tolerance and intolerance in early modern England Setting aside traditional models charting a linear progress from persecution to toleration, it emphasizes instead the complex interplay between these two impulses in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.


Recent Comments "Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500-1700"

Walsham's thematic organization of the study is wonderfully illuminating as is her insistence on the dialectical relationship between tolerance and persecution. She has a penchant for the long sentence but writes them far more eloquently than most scholars. The book often synthesizes previous historical work-- I was surprised by how often the footnotes refer to scholarship rather than primary sources. The depth of her insight on the subject generally compensates for this.

This was not a fast read. I am not a fan of the history of ideas, this was so dry and not compelling.


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