The Albigensian Crusade

The Albigensian Crusade

In twelfth century Languedoc a subversive heresy of Eastern origin flourished to an extraordinary degree. The Albingenses believed that the world was created by an evil spirit, and that all worldly things - including the Church - were by nature sinful. Jonathan Sumption's acclaimed history examines the roots of the heresy, the uniquely rich culture of the region which nurtured it, and the crusade launched against it by the Church which resulted in one of the most savage of all medieval wars. '[Sumption] never fails to keep his narrative lively with the particular and the pertinent. He is excellent on the tactics and spirit of medieval warfare.' Frederic Raphael, Sunday Times

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Publisher Faber & Faber
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ISBN 0571266576
Pages 336 pages
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Pages: 336
Authors: Jonathan Sumption
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-05-05 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

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In twelfth century Languedoc a subversive heresy of Eastern origin flourished to an extraordinary degree. The Albingenses believed that the world was created by
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Language: en
Pages: 283
Authors: Joseph Reese Strayer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

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Pages: 242
Authors: Catherine Léglu
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-11-12 - Publisher: Routledge

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The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade brings together a rich and diverse range of medieval sources to examine key aspects of the growth of heresy and dissent
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Pages: 224
Authors: Aubrey Burl
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-08-25 - Publisher: The History Press

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This title provides a vivid account of the way the Crusade and its legacy turned and twisted for over a hundred years. It focuses on the personalities on sides,
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Language: en
Pages: 187
Authors: Elaine Graham-Leigh
Categories: History
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"A fresh look at the Albigensian Crusade, highlighting its effects upon the indigenous nobility"--Provided by publisher.
The Song of the Cathar Wars
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Janet Shirley
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-02 - Publisher: Routledge

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The Song of the Cathar Wars is the first translation into English of the Old Provençal Canso recounting the events of the years 1204-1218 in Southern France. I
The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: M. D. Costen
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-11-15 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

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A compelling introduction to the war against the heretics of Languedoc launched in 1209, combined with a description of the political, economic, religious and s
Massacre At Montsegur: A History Of The Albigensian Crusade
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Zoe Oldenbourg
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-12 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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A best-selling history of the Third Crusade, when the Catholic Church waged war against heretics in its own ranks In 1208 Pope Innocent III called for a Crusade
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Pages: 64
Authors: Marcus Cowper
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-28 - Publisher: Osprey Publishing

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A Most Holy War
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Pages: 288
Authors: Mark Gregory Pegg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

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In January of 1208, a papal legate was murdered on the banks of the Rhone in southern France. A furious Pope Innocent III accused heretics of the crime and call