burning at the stake


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We wanted to create an impression of what a witch would smell like when burning at the stake.
The journey Allen (English, Hiwassee College, Tennessee) traces begins in Athens and Greek generally during its greatest cultural achievements, when male homosexuality was honored; and proceeds to the end of the Roman period, when lawmakers and religious leaders spoke about homosexuality in terms that would be current today, and punished it with burning at the stake.
At the end of the story, in 1456, many years after Jehanne's burning at the stake for heresy, Mariane and her family come to celebrate the exoneration of Jehanne (and the beginning of her path to eventual canonization in 1920).
The range is wide both chronologically and generically, from Judge Daniel Horsmanden's account of the "legal" handing and burning at the stake of thirty-one slaves and free blacks accused of conspiring to burn and loot New York City in 1741, to slave narratives, and to extensive treatment of works by Delany, Chesnutt, Hopkins, Johnson, Schuyler, Du Bois, Fisher, Hurston, Wright, Motley, Himes, Ellison, and others, not to mention black comics and gangsta rap, all in the context of American law and jurisprudence.
To dismiss them all as an affront to Christianity is a harkening back to the bad old days of religious persecution, burning at the stake of "heretics," and the Spanish Inquisition.