The Albigensian Crusade

Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571266576
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The Albigensian Crusade from the Author: Jonathan Sumption. 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

The Cathars And The Albigensian Crusade

Author: M. D. Costen
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719043321
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The Cathars And The Albigensian Crusade from the Author: M. D. Costen. A compelling introduction to the war against the heretics of Languedoc launched in 1209, combined with a description of the political, economic, religious and social conditions of south-western France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Michael Costen shows why the Cathar heresy came to flourish and how the campaign against it developed into a programme of conquest by which an alliance of church and state finally destroyed the heresy and united the region with the newly expanding French kingdom.

The Southern French Nobility And The Albigensian Crusade

Author: Elaine Graham-Leigh
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843831297
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The Southern French Nobility And The Albigensian Crusade from the Author: Elaine Graham-Leigh. "A fresh look at the Albigensian Crusade, highlighting its effects upon the indigenous nobility"--Provided by publisher.

God S Heretics

Author: Aubrey Burl
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0752494791
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God S Heretics from the Author: Aubrey Burl. Believing in a radical separation of good and evil, flesh and spirit, the heretical medieval Cathar sect separated themselves from the rest of the world, often in soaring castles or fortified churches. The full power of the Church was unleashed against these heretics, but after an Inquisition failed to bring them back to the fold armed force was used in one of the bloodiest episodes in Christian history - the Albigensian Crusade. This stirring book recreates medieval Languedoc and the rich array of characters who died for their beliefs under the hot Provencal sun. Aubrey Burl's new book is a vivid account of the way the Crusade and its legacy turned and twisted for over a hundred years. He focuses on the personalities on both sides, their motivations and objectives, creating for the modern reader an overwhelming impression of the powerful beliefs that drove persecutor and victim. The Albigensian Crusade and the heresy it sought to suppress were of enormous significance in medieval Europe. For the modern reader, the Crusade offers an early example of the persecution of dissident minorities that has dogged European history.

A Most Holy War

Author: Mark Gregory Pegg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195393104
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A Most Holy War from the Author: Mark Gregory Pegg. Historian Pegg has produced a swift-moving, gripping narrative of a horrific crusade, drawing in part on thousands of testimonies collected by inquisitors in the years 1235 to 1245. These accounts of ordinary men and women bring the story vividly to life.

The Song Of The Cathar Wars

Author: Janet Shirley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135188171X
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The Song Of The Cathar Wars from the Author: Janet Shirley. 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. In an effort to extirpate the Cathar heresy, Pope Innocent III launched what is now known as the Albigensian Crusade, but it was fiercely resisted by the lords and people of the Languedoc, if in the end in vain. This ’song’ was written in two parts, the first by William of Tudela, a supporter of the crusade; the second by an anonymous continuer, wholeheartedly in sympathy with the southerners, although not with the heretics themselves. It stands as a historical source of great importance, not least because it depicts the side that lost. The poem is also a skilful, dramatic and often impassioned composition, evoking the brilliant world of landed knights and the glories and bloody realities of battle. Janet Shirley is an award-winning translator of works on the French Middle Ages. Other publications by her include the Song of Roland and, in this Crusade Texts in Translation series, Crusader Syria in the 13th Century and, with Peter Edbury, Guillaume de Machaut: The Conquest of Alexandria.

The Occitan War

Author: Laurence W. Marvin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470140
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The Occitan War from the Author: Laurence W. Marvin. In 1209 Simon of Montfort led a war against the Cathars of Languedoc after Pope Innocent III preached a crusade condemning them as heretics. The suppression of heresy became a pretext for a vicious war that remains largely unstudied as a military conflict. Laurence Marvin here examines the Albigensian Crusade as military and political history rather than religious history and traces these dimensions of the conflict through to Montfort's death in 1218. He shows how Montfort experienced military success in spite of a hostile populace, impossible military targets, armies that dissolved every forty days, and a pope who often failed to support the crusade morally or financially. He also discusses the supposed brutality of the war, why the inhabitants were for so long unsuccessful at defending themselves against it, and its impact on Occitania. This original account will appeal to scholars of medieval France, the Crusades and medieval military history.

Cathar Castles

Author: Marcus Cowper
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780969775
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Cathar Castles from the Author: Marcus Cowper. During the early 13th century the north of what is now France went to war with the south in a bloody crusade aimed at destroying the heretical sect known as the Cathars. The conflict was characterized by vicious guerrilla actions and the besieging of the innumerable fortified sites that dotted the landscape of the south. Illustrated with full colour artwork and stunning photographs, this book describes the castles and fortifications of the Cathar period, examining their design, construction and the role that they played during the Albigensian Crusade.

The Albigensian Crusades

Author: Joseph Reese Strayer
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472064762
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The Albigensian Crusades from the Author: Joseph Reese Strayer. Interprets thirteenth-century crusades in terms of the development of Europe, especially France

The Cathars And The Albigensian Crusade

Author: Catherine LĂ©glu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317755650
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The Cathars And The Albigensian Crusade from the Author: Catherine Léglu. 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 in southern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and the Church’s response to that threat through the subsequent authorisation of the Albigensian crusade. Aimed at students and scholars alike, the documents it discusses – papal letters, troubadour songs, contemporary chronicles in Latin and the vernacular, and inquisitorial documents – reflect a deeper perception of medieval heresy and the social, political and religious implications of crusading than has hitherto been possible. The reader is introduced to themes which are crucial to our understanding of the medieval world: ideologies of crusading and holy war, the complex nature of Catharism, the Church’s implementation of diverse strategies to counter heresy, the growth of papal inquisition, southern French counter-strategies of resistance and rebellion, and the uses of Latin and the vernacular to express regional and cultural identity. This timely and highly original collection not only brings together previously unexplored and in some cases unedited material, but provides a nuanced and multi-layered view of the religious, social and political dimensions of one of the most infamous conflicts of the High Middle Ages. This book is a valuable resource for all students, teachers and researchers of medieval history and the crusades.