censorship in Medieval Times and Today

dared to challenge King David himself for what he had done to secure Bathsheba as his wife (II Samuel 12:124). Atheists continued to be persecuted. (In the late 19th century, the Russians had perhaps the only extensive censorship system in the world.) It is instructive, therefore, to consider how censorship has worked in countries with somewhat more experience in self-government. The Peruvian system was a blueprint of the Spanish, entailing control of the import of books, the inquisitorial officers periodically examining ships and luggage in ports, inspecting libraries, bookstores and printing houses. This may be seen, perhaps best of all, in the famous funeral address given by Pericles in 431 bce. A related development is the steady reduction since the late 20th century in the coverage of traditional or serious news topics.

Censorship in Medieval Times and Today
censorship in Medieval Times and Today

Religion In Medieval Literature,

Much (but not all) of Christianity's killing is in the past. There was the effort to keep government from reviewing, before publication, any manuscript, and there was the effort to keep government from penalizing, after publication, any text that expressed forbidden sentiments. Indeed, the Christmas Traditions it seems like justice. Government could rely merely on the fact that people found the defendants opinions to be offensive. The Western reader of Nineteen Eighty-four is likely to be offended not only by its governments efforts to control political discussion but also by the official assumption that the individual has no standing worthy of serious consideration. (Thus, there was the better-known example of the chronic complaint about the unreliability of official Soviet statistics. From The Devils (1971).

Censorship in Medieval Times and Today
censorship in Medieval Times and Today