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Author Smith, Lacey Baldwin, 1922-2013.

Title Fools, martyrs, traitors : the story of martyrdom in the Western world / Lacey Baldwin Smith.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  272 S654F    Check Shelf
Description ix, 433 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-416) and index.
Contents The debate over definition -- Socrates : the genesis of martyrdom -- The Maccabees and the doctrine of suffering -- Jesus of Nazareth : "Follow me" -- The early Christian martyrs : "My lady" Perpetua -- Thomas Becket and the honor of God -- Sir Thomas More : "A hero of selfhood" -- The Marian martyrs : group identity through self-destruction -- Charles I : martyr by act of Parliament -- John Brown : "Let them hang me" -- Mahatma Gandhi : school for martyrs -- The
twentieth-century martyr : an endangered species? -- Epilogue : The disinterested martyr.
Subject Martyrdom -- History.
Martyrs -- Biography.
Traitors -- Biography.
ISBN 0679451242
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