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Cathars and Catharism

The Cathars were one of the sectarian currents that emerged in Europe after the year 1000, and today they are both a well-known symbol of the bloody settlement of religious disputes and a beneficial tourist item in southern France.


Although the Crusades are not my domain at all and I have never shown any particular interest in this phenomenon, when writing the Best of the Knights (in which I wrote an introduction and additions concerning St. Francis of Assisi and St. Louis IX) article forced me to write an article about the reason for the crusades and I decided to describe these expeditions very briefly.




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