The Cathars

The Cathars

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Catharism was the most successful heresy of the Middle Ages. The Cathars taught that the world is evil and must be transcended through a simple life of prayer, work, fasting and non-violence. They believed themselves to be the heirs of the true heritage of Christianity and completely rejected the Catholic Church and all its trappings, regarding it as the Church of Satan. Alarmed at the success of Catharism, the Church founded the Inquisition and launched the Albigensian Crusade to exterminate the heresy. Martin recounts the Cathars' story and the myths associated with them.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 124 x 186 x 24mm | 302g
  • Kamera Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 1904048331
  • 9781904048336
  • 562,056

About Sean Martin

Sean Martin is a filmmaker, poet and writer. He has written three previous books for Pocket Essentials: The Black Death, and the best-selling Alchemy and Alchemists and The Knights Templar. His poems have appeared in numerous magazines, and he has just directed his second feature film, The Notebooks of Cornelius Crow.
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331 ratings
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5 18% (61)
4 50% (164)
3 25% (83)
2 6% (20)
1 1% (3)
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