The Perfect Heresy: The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathars
Eight hundred years ago, the Cathars, a group of heretical Christians from all walks of society, high and low, flourished in what is now the Languedoc in Southern France. Their subversive beliefs brought down on them the wrath of Popes and monarchs and provoked a brutal 'Crusade' against them. The final defeat of the Cathars was horrific with mass burnings of men, women and children in the village of Montaillou in the Pyrenees.
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Review: The Perfect Heresy: The Revolutionary Life and Spectacular Death of the Medieval CatharsUser Review - David Pain - Goodreads
Readable historical summary of what it says. A bit brief in places but a good holiday read when in the Languedoc for a week as I was. Go Cathars! Boo to Catholicism! Read full review
Review: The Perfect Heresy: The Revolutionary Life and Spectacular Death of the Medieval CatharsUser Review - Tim Edison - Goodreads
An outstanding historical work of medieval southern France. Read full review