The Yellow Cross: The Story of the Last Cathars 1290-1329

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Penguin Books Limited, Aug 2, 2001 - History - 528 pages
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In the 13th century, a group of heretics in southwest France, the Cathars, became a serious threat to the Catholic church. In several waves of repression, thousands of Cathars were killed. Yet so ardent was their faith that, early in the next century, the Cathars rose one last time. Using the breathtakingly detailed and uniquely extant documentation from this period, and drawing on his intimate knowledge of the last Cathars' tracks and hiding places, many of which survive to this day, René Weis tells the full story of this gripping historical episode.

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This gives the coherent narrative of the events which produced the materials used in Ladurie's Montaillou. To me, this is much more satisfying than that book. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

René Weis was born in 1953. He is Professor of English Literature at UCL and the author of Criminal Justice: The True Story of Edith Thompson, first published in 1988 to critical acclaim.

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