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The Cathars : Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages [Second Edition, 2013]

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Second Edition. Published in 2013 by Pearson. At the back of the book there are large sections of: notes and references; further reading; source references; maps; and index.

In the second half of the twelfth century, the Catholic Church became convinced that dualist heresy was taking root within Christian society and that it was particularly strong in southern France. The nature and extent of this heresy and the reaction of the Church to the perceived threat have been the focus of extensive research since the mid-nineteenth century, research which has become especially intense in the last decade. Malcolm Barber's second edition of The Cathars (which first appeared in 2000) brings readers up-to-date with the challenges to previous conclusions of recent scholarship. At the same time, the wider implications of the subject remain relevant, most importantly the fundamental questions raised by the belief in the existence of evil, the ethical problems presented by the use of coercion to suppress forms of dissent believed to threaten the social and religious fabric, and the distortion of the past to underpin present-day policies and arguments.

A fascinating read for anyone with an interest in Catholic history. Complete with several maps and a detailed and useful index.

In very good clean condition throughout with a tight binding. Light surface marks to the cover.

Item details

Added value:
Very good condition and fully updated from the first edition
Author(s):
Malcolm Barber
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 cm by 23.2 cm
Edition:
Second edition 2013
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1408252589
ISBN-13:
9781408252581
Number of pages:
339
Publisher:
Pearson
Title:
The Cathars : Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages

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Second Edition. Published in 2013 by Pearson. At the back of the book there are large sections of: notes and references; further reading; source references; maps; and index.

In the second half of the twelfth century, the Catholic Church became convinced that dualist heresy was taking root within Christian society and that it was particularly strong in southern France. The nature and extent of this heresy and the reaction of the Church to the perceived threat have been the focus of extensive research since the mid-nineteenth century, research which has become especially intense in the last decade. Malcolm Barber's second edition of The Cathars (which first appeared in 2000) brings readers up-to-date with the challenges to previous conclusions of recent scholarship. At the same time, the wider implications of the subject remain relevant, most importantly the fundamental questions raised by the belief in the existence of evil, the ethical problems presented by the use of coercion to suppress forms of dissent believed to threaten the social and religious fabric, and the distortion of the past to underpin present-day policies and arguments.

A fascinating read for anyone with an interest in Catholic history. Complete with several maps and a detailed and useful index.

In very good clean condition throughout with a tight binding. Light surface marks to the cover.

Added value:
Very good condition and fully updated from the first edition
Author(s):
Malcolm Barber
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 cm by 23.2 cm
Edition:
Second edition 2013
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1408252589
ISBN-13:
9781408252581
Number of pages:
339
Publisher:
Pearson
Title:
The Cathars : Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages

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