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The inventor of essays was bravely unorthodox

Michel de Montaigne The inventor of essays was bravely unorthodox

The Renaissance — three centuries of reawakening, from around 1300 to 1600 — is commonly acknowledged as the European epoch when the oppressive Age of Faith began losing ground to humanism. Yet religious torture and killing continued amid the bloom of the Renaissance. The Holy Inquisition burned thousands of nonconforming “heretics” and thousands more suspected […]