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The Albigensian Crusade

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: London ; Boston : Faber, 1999 ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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In twelfth-century Languedoc a subversive heresy of Eastern origin flourished to an extraordinary degree. The Albigenses believed that the world was created by an evil spirit, and that all worldly things -- including the Church -- were by nature sinful. This 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Sumption
ISBN: 0571200028 9780571200023
OCLC Number: 44552432
Description: 269 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Languedoc --
The dualist tradition --
The Cathar church --
1194-1208 : Raymond VI --
1208-1209 : the launching of the crusade --
Béziers and Carcassonne --
1209-1211 : the breach with Raymond VI --
1211 : triumph and disaster --
1211-1212 : the conquest of the south --
1212-1213 : Muret --
1213-1216 : judgement in Rome --
1216-1218 : the turning of the tide --
1218-1224 : the liberation --
1224-1229 : the crusade of Louis VIII --
The Inquisition --
Epilogue : France and Langdoc.
Responsibility: Jonathan Sumption.

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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 an evil spirit, and that all worldly  Read more...

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"An admirably luicid account of the tragic demise of Languedoc's unique civilisation . . . Scholarship carried with elan."--"R.L. Storey, The Times (London)" "Excellent . . . A model of sound history Read more...

 
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