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Spanish painting from the 1400s by Pedro Berruguete showing the miracle of Fanjeaux. According to the Libellus of Jordan of Saxony, the books of the Cathars and those of the Catholics were subjected to trial by fire before Saint Dominic. The Catholic books were rejected three times by the flames. Scanned from a history book.

In spite of the title, it is not a book burning by the Inquisition.

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Inderdaad, deze afbeelding verwijst niet naar de Spaanse inquisitie maar naar de 'pauselijke inquisitie' die vanaf 1233 (voor een gedeelte) in handen was van de dominicanen. De 15de-eeuwse schilder Berruguete grijpt terug naar een legende (het zgn. 'Mirakel van Fanjeaux') uit het leven van de H.Dominicus. Vermoedelijk onder invloed van latere gebruiken (het verbranden van boeken)vermengt hij hier het 'mirakel' (zie opvliegend boek) met een (kleine) brandstapel. Hoe dan ook: de 'Spaanse' inquisitie heeft er niets mee te maken.

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