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Item #21620

Title:
Why Europe’s wars of religion put 40,000 ‘witches’ to a terrible death
Link:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/jan/07/witchcraft-economics-reformation-catholic-protestant-market-share
Excerpt:
Economists Peter Leeson and Jacob Russ of George Mason University in Virginia argue that the trials reflected “non-price competition between the Catholic and Protestant churches for religious market share”. As competing Catholic and Protestant churches vied to win over or retain their followers, they needed to make an impact – and witch trials were the battleground they chose.
PermaLink:
http://infidels.org/wire/2018/01/07/why-europe-s-wars-of-religion-put-40-000-witches-to-a-terrible-death.html
Posted:
Sun, 7 Jan 2018 @ 14:06
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