The Yellow Cross: The Story of the Last Cathars 1290-1329
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - antiquary - LibraryThing
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
Review: The Yellow Cross: The Story Of The Last Cathars, 1290 1329User Review - John - Goodreads
Good, but gets tiring. Read full review