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Title The Cathars and Albigensian Crusade : a sourcebook / edited by Catherine Léglu, Rebecca Rist and Claire Taylor
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 238 pages) : map
Contents Section 1. Papal letters -- Section 2. Troubadour poetry -- Section 3. Inquisitor's registers -- Section 4. Chronicles and narratives
Summary "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."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Albigenses -- History -- Sources
Christian heresies -- France -- Languedoc -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500 -- Sources
Crusades -- Sources.
Kruistochten.
Albigenserkriege
Albigenses.
Christian heresies -- Middle Ages.
Crusades.
Katharer
RELIGION -- History.
France -- Church history -- 987-1515 -- Sources
France -- Languedoc.
France.
Frankreich
Frankrijk.
Languedoc.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Church history.
History.
Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Léglu, Catherine, editor.
Rist, Rebecca, editor.
Taylor, Claire, 1965- editor.
ISBN 1306132851
131579814X
1317755642
1317755650
1317755669
9781306132855
9781315798141
9781317755647
9781317755654
9781317755661