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A most holy war : the Albigensian Crusade and the battle for Christendom

Author: Mark Gregory Pegg
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Pivotal moments in world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pegg's narrative of the massacres of the crusades against the Albigenses and Cathars looks at the period's fervor for cleansing the world of heresy, and the fear that Christendom was being eaten away by heretics. He argues that this holy war changed Western civilization and led to the creation of the Inquisition.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Military history
Historia
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pegg, Mark Gregory, 1963-
Most holy war.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608346191
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Gregory Pegg
ISBN: 9780195171310 0195171314 0195393104 9780195393101
OCLC Number: 148733188
Description: xxii, 253 pages : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of maps --
Preface --
Dramatis personae --
Genealogical charts --
A most holy war --
Glossary --
Abbreviations used in notes.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in world history.
Responsibility: Mark Gregory Pegg.
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