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Synonyms for Cathars

a Christian religious sect in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries

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The final leg of this journey took us through the fortified medieval town of Carcassone, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was once a Cathar stronghold, and then to Rennes-le-Chateau, the fabled village of Holy Grail lore, where Magdalene also allegedly preached, and nearby Rennes-les-Bains, home to rejuvenating hot springs and a majestic stone throne known as the seat of Isis that brought more mystical activations as we each took our turn on it.
travel Organised by Omega Holidays plc ABTA No V4782 ATOL No 6081 Carcassonne, Cathar Country and Catalonia October 20, March 28 & April 6, eight days frompounds 599 From Bristol Airport The ramparts of Carcassonne, the mystery of Rennes le Chateau, the surrealism of Dali's Theatre Museum, combined with a visit to modernist Barcelona, and stays in unspoilt locations on the Catalan coast and in a pleasant spa town in the hills of Roussillon, this is a holiday to one of the most scenic parts of the Mediterranean.
Second place may even go to the description of the slaughter in Beziers not only of the persecuted Cathars of Languedoc but of many of their Catholic townspeople.
Mosse has made much of her identification with the Cathars, who were brutally hunted down because they were believed to be heretics.
This was a time when the citadel offered protection to the Cathars, a religious sect at odds with the Catholic church.
99) is currently the best-selling paperback in Britain, and has sold half-a-million copies with its tale of conspiracy dating back to the massacre of the Cathars in southern France.
The Inquisition, though eventually using the wrong methods, fought for the preservation of truth against groups such as the Albigensians and Cathars who threatened truth by spreading the views that marriage and sexual relations are evil
The Cathars, devotees of an offshoot of the Catholic church, are remembered in the Cathar trail, incorporating castles which oppressed locals built to protect themselves from the Catholics who sought to destroy them as heretics.
Without acknowledging Lucretius, Harris likewise blames religion for motivating bigoted massacres down through the ages, from the Crusade against the Cathars to the Spanish Inquisition to the torture and execution of "witches" to the Holocaust to the recent surge in Islamist terrorism.
Alais, is a 16-year-old girl living in Carcassone, then part of an independent land, who is caught up in the vicious 13th century crusade against the Christian sect known to history as the Cathars.
Pagan has been traveling about the countryside on a mission to convert the Cathars back to the True Faith, without much luck, and at first naive Isidore is privately scornful of his short, dark, often irreverent new master.
Pope Innocent III now called a crusade mainly consisting of Northern French noblemen, which soon escalated into razing whole towns and villages, massacring all inhabitants, Cathars and orthodox Christians alike.
These sources provide an overall but incomplete portrait of the Cathars.