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Synonyms for Cathars

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

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In the language they spoke when the Cathars were running about Languedoc meant the "language of yes".
This sort of group creation, argues Thery-Astruc, could have happened in the case of the Cathars since orthodox churchmen regularly singled out as potential heretics people who were disgruntled with Church authority in the first place.
At the thirteenth-century ruins of the Montsegur and Queribus castles, sublimely perched on towering rocky cliff sides, I connected with the great tragedy of the Cathars who found refuge here.
The selections are not limited to the narrowly orthodox: Cathars, Lollards, and Waldensians are represented, as are Beghards and Beguines, controversial visionaries (chapter 37) as well as recognized saints.
Together the two mingle with the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine and with the Cathars witnessing key moments of history (such as the massacre of the Cathars in Montsegur in 1244).
"The Secret of the Tarot: How the Story of the Cathars Was Concealed in the Tarot of Marseilles" delves into the story of the Cathars and their modern legacy, how they told their story and their beliefs and managed to prevent their existence and ideas from being quenched by the French Crown and the Roman Catholic church.
Discover the land of the Cathars and solve the mystery of Rennes le Chateau - the inspiration for Dan Brown''s da Vinci Code.
Discover the heretical Cathars and solve the mystery of Rennes le Chateau, inspiration for the Da Vinci Code.
It inevitably concentrates on the Holy Land, Byzantium, and their adjacent territories but also takes account of the 'crusading' factor in the wars of the Spanish re-conquest, the German expansion eastwards and in the Baltic, and the suppression of the Cathars or Albigenses.
He is initially captured and then sheltered by an outlaw band of Cathars, led by the beautiful Celia.
Its aim on paper was to eradicate 'heretics', in this case Cathars, who were known to themselves as Believers.
Two childhood friends, Peter and John, are on a search for a secret but are caught on opposing sides of the expanding war against the Cathars. This is the first book in this exciting series.
The Waldensians, Cathars and other groups had inherited the dualism of the gnostic sects of Christianity's earliest days, who believed that the material world was evil, created and controlled by a great malignant power, not by the good God.
However, the King also wants a legendary shroud that bears the image of Christ, which is kept by the Cathars.
It was also the scene of a particularly grim massacre of Cathars.