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The Spanish Inquisition

Summary: The Spanish Inquisition resulted in the extraction of 200,000 Jews from Spain. By the year 1808, more that 320,000 people had been put to death. The Spanish crown gained power over the Church after the state was chosen to lead the inquisition, and Spain benefited economically from this process.
For centuries the Jewish people in Medieval Europe were believed to be a disease to the society in which they lived. These feelings originated years before the Spanish Inquisition ever took place. During the spread of the bubonic plague, Jewish followers were often untouched because they had adopted the practice of good hygiene. Because of this fact, it became a common feeling that the Jewish people themselves were the cause of the disastrous disease, and these feelings of resentment pursued into fourteenth century Spain and formed the basis for the terror that would result from the religious cleansing and anti-Semitic emotions.

Ferdinand and Isabella were married, an event of which united two of the most powerful states in Spain. After years of persecution, many Jews claimed to be Christian to escape the injustices that had been committed on their ancestors. However, the crown and other devout Christians were...

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