French law makes sacrilege a capital offence

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Historical Context Note

A law is passed in France making sacrilege and blasphemy a capital offence. However, its terms are never applied, and it is revoked in 1830 under the July monarchy.
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Editors. "French law makes sacrilege a capital offence". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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