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History of the Cathars. Heresy, Crusades, Inquisition from the 11th to the 14th Century

History of the Cathars. Heresy, Crusades, Inquisition from the 11th to the 14th Century

Author: Michel Roquebert

ISBN: 978-954-320-327-7
Category: History
Cover: Paperback, Format: 16х23, Pages: 478, Weight: 512 g

Price: 22.00 lv

Votes: 2

Michel Roquebert, a universally acknowledged authority in the sphere of the Cathar heresy, laureate of the Grand Prix of History of the French Academy, presents a detailed synthesis and analysis of three tragic and fateful centuries. The research work has been the result of thirty years of investigations and studies. The source of information have been solely the sources of that time: Cathar tracts and rituals, chronicles, minutes of inquests and sentences of the Inquisition, the correspondence of the Popes, Kings and noblemen, the decisions of the church councils, all the available documents of a formal or private nature. Gradually the Cathar community comes to life from its inception to its disappearance under the fire and sword of the army of crusaders of the Inquisition. The author reveals the substance of the Cathar heresy, the upsurge and the causes underlying its unique development in the domains of the Count of Toulouse and his vassals, as well as its eradication only in the first quarter of the 14th century. The impact of Bogomilism and Bulgarian priest Bogomil on the heretic teaching has not been passed over without comment, either, having left lasting traces in the image of Christian Europe.

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