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John Bagnell Bury (1861-1927) was an accomplished Irish Protestant scholar who taught at Trinity College, Dublin, and was regius professor of modern history at Cambridge University from 1902 until his death. A prodigious writer, his scholarly works ranged from volumes on classical Greece and the Roman Empire to a history of the 19th century papacy, and studies of the Byzantine Empire.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: International Debate Education Association; 2 edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932716327
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932716320
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,437,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By future blonde on December 4, 2014
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I give this book a 5-star review for at least two reasons. It is written really well and radiates the profound education of the author who outlines in a very unpretentious way the history of Europe pertaining to its philosophical and religious evolution. He writes particularly well about the ancient roots of freedom of thought going back to Socrates. He has a poets way of communicating the ideas of many great thinkers, simplifying the thoughts in order to truly educate and enlighten the reader. Bravo to Mr. Bagnell.

It is a book that remains contemporary and outlines the folly of suppression of freedom of thought and the absurd, erroneousness viciousness of punishing apostasy. It bogs down a bit in the middle, perhaps touching on too many authors. But I see it as an inspiration to explore many of the great works and authors he references. Everybody would be better off for reading this magnificent book and their lives would be forever enriched by it because their understanding of the necessity for freedom of thought would be strengthened and affirmed.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By James Jenkins on October 28, 2012
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This is a great book about how differing versions of religion (mostly christian), have impeded the beliefs (and lives) of others. No matter what belief system you hold. You are likely to find an example of it being trampled on historically. This work does a wonderful job of not attacking the attackers, simply lays out the facts as they are.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bruce L. Weaver on January 3, 2015
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Excellent history of free thought, but is apparently unknown to many. There's not even a mention of the work in Bury's bio on Wikipedia.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brian McLoughlin on September 10, 2013
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The writer has done his research with the greatest thoroughness and presents the result in a readable form. The history leads to an insight which could not be obtained in any other way.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By cocofan on March 5, 2015
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Fairly decent discussion of free thought thru the ages but lacks a certain amount of detailed discussion on all sides of all issues. Still not too bad for a book written in the 1910's. Also, note that the "freedom of thought" here is strictly religious thought (not political thought).
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