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Old 07-20-2016, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Mertico View Post
The Spanish Inquisition was just a branch of the overall Inquisition.
From my understanding, the problem with the Spanish Inquisition was that the Spanish Crown got involved, and basically decided to use it as a revenue extraction mechanism. The Inquisition as a whole operated under a pretty high standard of the burden of proof.

And yeah, the witch burnings mostly came after the Middle Ages. It's been theorized that this was partially caused by the global cooling of the time, which tainted the grain (potentially with hallucinogenic molds). You also had the chaos of the Reformation which undermined faith in traditional authorities and institutions, leading to more of a vigilante approach.
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