Le Bûcher de Montségur: (16 mars 1244)

by Zoé Oldenbourg

Paperback, 1989

Status

Available

Call number

272.3

Publication

Folio (1989), 608 pages

Description

In 1208 Pope Innocent III called for a Crusade--this time, against a country of fellow Christians. The new enemy: Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse, prince of all the territories in southern France where the langue d'oc was spoken. Thus began the Albigensian Crusade, which culminated in 1244 at the mountain fortress of Montsegur with the massacre of the Cathars, or "pure ones"--a faith more ancient than Roman Catholicism. This fascinating history captures all the drama of a conflict that threatened not only a religion but the very survival of the Languedoc itself as an autonomous region of France.

Language

Original language

French

Physical description

603 p.; 7.01 inches

ISBN

2070325075 / 9782070325078
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