06/11/2021 (Fri) 07:07:50
That's breddy cool idea.
What I know, that the Inquisition was an investigative institution, the judgement and punishment was done by lay authorities. In all the cases? I dunno.
On the Hungary right at the beginning of the 12th century one of our kings declared that "Witches do not exist!" and his action mostly ceased all the witch hunts here for many centuries (with Protestantism spreading they rose again, those guys are really barbarians). During the Árpáds the kings themselves were frequently the forgers, adding more and more else into the coins, to save on precious metals, so they can mint more coins, leading to inflation.
What about Orthodox countries? The map in the article shows even they had witch trials.
And the sound of it, the theory might be religiously motivated.