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The Resource Perfect heresy : the revolutionary life and death of the medieval Cathars, Stephen O'Shea

Perfect heresy : the revolutionary life and death of the medieval Cathars, Stephen O'Shea

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Perfect heresy : the revolutionary life and death of the medieval Cathars
Title
Perfect heresy
Title remainder
the revolutionary life and death of the medieval Cathars
Statement of responsibility
Stephen O'Shea
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A history of the Cathar movement in southern France during the thirteenth century and the series of crusades launched between 1209 and 1229 by Innocent III that destroyed them
  • "At the beginning of the thirteenth century, the Cathars, a group of heretical Christians, thrived across what is now the Languedoc in southern France but was then a patchwork of city-states and principalities beholden to neither king nor bishop. The Cathars held revolutionary beliefs that threatened the authority of the Catholic Church as well as the legitimacy of feudal law: They thought the idea of Hell to be a sham; they rejected all sacraments, including marriage; they thought private property an absurd notion and that all things worldly were corrupt; and they gave women religious status equal to men." "Supported by the leading nobility of the region, the Cathars' growing influence enraged the Church and its powerful pope, Innocent III, determined to flex its muscle after decades of weakness. Innocent resolved to eradicate what is now known as the Great Heresy. He recruited the forces of France, eager to expand her territory to the south, and they systematically exterminated the Cathars and their supporters in a series of crusades between 1209 and 1229. By the time the wars were over, the ancient social fabric of the Languedoc had been destroyed, the map of France redrawn, and a terrifying new force that would torment Europe for centuries - the Inquisition - unleashed across southern France." "The Perfect Heresy eloquently chronicles the life and death of the Cathar movement - one of Western civilization's most mind-boggling tales. Full of colorful and passionate personalities, it brings long-ago events to life and sheds new light on the thirteenth century and on the timelessness of religious intolerance."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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O'Shea, Stephen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4891.2
LC item number
.O84 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Albigenses
  • Albigenses
  • Albigenses
  • Languedoc (France)
Label
Perfect heresy : the revolutionary life and death of the medieval Cathars, Stephen O'Shea
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Conflict Widens
  • A Time of Surprises
  • The Verdict
  • Toulouse
  • The Return to Tolerance
  • The End of the Crusade
  • Inquisition
  • Backlash
  • The Synagogue of Satan
  • Twilight in the Garden of Evil
  • Languedoc and the Great Heresy
  • Belibaste
  • Epilogue: In Cathar Country
  • Rome
  • The Turn of the Century
  • The Conversation
  • Penance and Crusade
  • Beziers
  • Carcassonne
  • Bad Neighbors
Control code
44626996
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780802713506
Lccn
00042875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Perfect heresy : the revolutionary life and death of the medieval Cathars, Stephen O'Shea
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Conflict Widens
  • A Time of Surprises
  • The Verdict
  • Toulouse
  • The Return to Tolerance
  • The End of the Crusade
  • Inquisition
  • Backlash
  • The Synagogue of Satan
  • Twilight in the Garden of Evil
  • Languedoc and the Great Heresy
  • Belibaste
  • Epilogue: In Cathar Country
  • Rome
  • The Turn of the Century
  • The Conversation
  • Penance and Crusade
  • Beziers
  • Carcassonne
  • Bad Neighbors
Control code
44626996
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780802713506
Lccn
00042875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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