Pearson's wan countenance grew paler, for many a visit of persecution had taught him what to dread; the old man, on the other hand, stood up erect, and his glance was firm as that of the tried soldier who awaits his enemy.
I come, the messenger of glad tidings, for the day of persecution is overpast.
Out of the 41 incidents, there were 13 confirmed incidents of bird of prey persecutions
- which include shootings, trappings and poisonings - involving buzzards, peregrine falcons and red kites.
The book consists of five large chapters describing the situations in the New Testament relative to persecution
, the conflict(s) with the Roman Empire, the reasons behind the persecution
, a description of the "great" persecutions
, and a final chapter on the experiences of the martyrs.
During the persecutions
some 400 villages had been purged of all Christians, more than 6000 houses, 340 Churches, village chapels, dispensaries, and schools were burnt and destroyed, thousands were injured, several women and young girls including a nun, gang raped, and around 60,000 people rendered homeless.
(18) As a result, they included CAH in Article 6(c) of the Nuremberg Charter (or London Charter) and defined it as murder, extermination, enslavement, deportation and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian population before or during the war, or persecutions
on political, racial or religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal, whether or not in violation of the domestic law of the country where perpetrated.
Cary Nederman and John Laursen challenge the conception of medieval and sixteenth-century Europe as a diorama of persecutions
and religious repressions, arguing instead that toleration had a strong presence in the Middle Ages; in fact,'[o]n all sides, one can identify apostles of toleration battling with exponents of intolerance'.
The terminus ad quern of this project is not the modern horrors of the twentieth century, but the American persecutions
of the nineteenth century.
26): "If anyone believes 'you can't kill an idea,' I would ask that optimistic person to produce a living representative of traditions like the medieval French Cathars or Albigensians, annihilated in wars and successive persecutions
during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries." Jenkins, 26.
"The Jews are suffering from persecutions
as cruel, as relentless and as vindictive as any in their long history," he writes.
Early in the ninth century, the persecutions
grew so severe that large numbers of Christians fled for Constantinople and other Christian cities.
Margalit suspects that many supporters of the Sinti amongst the mainstream populace hoped that their support for this minority would distract attention from the genocide of the Jews, as "remembering these persecutions
and their victims did not involve the kind of feelings of guilt that were evoked by the memory of Jewish victims and the Holocaust."