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Blood of the Martyrs, the (1939) [Novel]
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Set in Rome during Nero's reign of terror, The Blood of the Martyrs is a disciplined historical novel tracing the destruction of one cell of the early church. With a cast of slaves, ordinary Roman people, exiles and entertainers, it is thorough in its historical interpretation and in its determination to make the past accessible and readable.

Written in 1938-9, the novel contains many symbolic parallels to the rise of European fascism in the 1930s and the desperate plight of persecuted minorities such as the Jews and the left-wing activists with whom Naomi Mitchison personally campaigned at the time. With the invasion of Britain a real possibility, she felt compelled to write a testament to the power of human solidarity which, even faced with death, can overcome the worst that human evil can achieve.

Original title: The Blood of the Martyrs
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalAncient World (Greece, Rome, etc)Rome

Edition #1: The Blood of the Martyrs

The Blood of the Martyrs (1939)
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Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Blood of the Martyrs (September 14, 1990)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Canongate
ISBN: 9780862411923
Pages: 415

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