There were just like everyone else, but no one could have said anything really more damaging than that about them, for it was a deadly argument used by the Perfect [the Albigensian
ascetics], who certainly were ascetics and whom no one could accuse of being like their followers.
9) While sometimes repression of heresy was extreme, as is the case for the Albigensian
Crusade, some scholars say that much anti-heretical legislation was mostly bluster, at least until the end of the thirteenth century: "Extant communal legislation against heretics often looks pro forma.
MARTIN, The Occitan War: A Military and Political History of the Albigensian
Crusade, 1209-1218, Cambridge, 2008.
As is shown by the horrifying Albigensian
Crusade and its successors, however, this understanding of orthodoxy as innovation is not always the majority view of those in power.
65) It is interesting that Tudela's prior, a certain Guillermo (but likely not to be confused with the famous troubadour chronicler of the Albigensian
Crusade), was tasked with judicial assignments, and that, ostensibly in thanks for Guillermo's service to the papacy, Tudela's subsequent petition for exemption was later granted.
He initiated the Fourth Crusade and the Albigensian
Crusade, but he soon lost control of both.
A few, like Alan Murray's 'Sex, Death and the Problem of Single Women in the Armies of the First Crusade' and 'The Cathars and the Albigensian
Crusade' of Mark Pegg are actually social history, while Amanda Power's 'The Importance of Greeks in Latin Thought: The Evidence of Roger Bacon' is intellectual history.
I spent some time in the Pays d'oc, in Albi, with the primary intention of seeing the ruins of the Albigensian
208) This change begins to manifest itself in latter half of the mid-twelfth century, eventually giving rise to the Albigensian
Crusade and the development of medieval inquisitorial practices.
explores how as the French region of Languedoc came to be absorbed into the medieval Capetian kingdom in the wake of the Albigensian
Crusade municipal, royal, and ecclesiastical officials struggled for jurisdiction over the population of the city of Toulouse, as well as how urban populations themselves engaged in these contestations through protests, revolts, and public engagement with the legal system, thereby playing a key role in the formation of the political and judicial structures of the 13th and 14th centuries.
Catholic persecution of the Albigensian
Were any newborn to cry while I was immersed in a new take on the Albigensian
Crusade, say, or the more wily than holy Thomas Becket, the mite would howl on, preferably in the garden shed.
This set the precedent, followed for over a thousand years, of the authorities fighting heresy, sometimes brutally, as with the thirteenth century Albigensian
Crusade in Languedoc, southern France.
Provence, during the years in question, was certainly a breeding ground for strange heretical beliefs which were not completely rooted out until the Albigensian
crusades of the 13th century (12091229) and it has been suggested that the earliest troubadours were inspired to write not by love of a real woman but by the mystical doctrines of the Cathars.
After the assassination of a papal legate in Languedoc, Pope Innocent III initiated a bloody holy war called the Albigensian