Spain had a great deal of censorship in place during the early Enlightenment

Spain had a great deal of censorship in place during the early Enlightenment

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Spain had a great deal of censorship in place during the early Enlightenment, but when  Charles III ascended the throne in 1759, he implemented a number of reforms. During  his tenure, Charles III weakened the influence of the Church, enabled land ownership  for the poor, and vastly improved transportation routes. Enlightenment-Era Frauds Not all the aftereffects of the Enlightenment were productive. Despite the advances in  literacy, thought, and intellectual discussion that accompanied the Enlightenment,  middle- and upper-class citizens often mistakenly carried this open-mindedness to an  excessive degree. In many cases, this open-mindedness manifested itself in pure  gullibility, as supposedly well-educated Europeans fell prey to “intellectual” schemes and  frauds based on nothing more than superstition and clever speech. For instance, during the eighteenth century, people who called themselves 
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  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • American Revolution, early Enlightenment, supposedly well­educated Europeans, vastly improved transportation, Similar medical hoaxes, misguided Enlightenment scientists

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