Massacre at Montségur: A History of the Albigensian Crusade

Massacre at Montségur: A History of the Albigensian Crusade

In 1208 Pope Innocent III called for a Crusade - this time against a country of fellow Christians. The new enemy: Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse, one of the greatest princes in Christendom, premier baron of all the territories in southern France where the langue d'oc was spoken. Thus began the Albigensian Crusade, named after the town of Albi. It culminated in 1244 at the m In 1208 Pope Innocent III called for a Crusade - this time against a country of fellow Christians. The new enemy: Raymond...

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Title:Massacre at Montségur: A History of the Albigensian Crusade
Author:Zoé Oldenbourg
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Genres:History
ISBN:Le bûcher de Montségur, 16 mars 1244
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:420 pages pages

Massacre at Montségur: A History of the Albigensian Crusade Reviews

  • John
    Dec 08, 2008
    What a great history book this was; great pace, exciting, bloody anecdotes mixed in at just the right times. And it covers a lot more ground than the last book I read about this stuff. This is really one of the most interesting little corners of history if you are at all curious abou...
  • Spiros
    Oct 26, 2018
    Grim stuff. It's amazing to think how religion can justify setting people on fire to proclaim God's glory. And of course Oldenbourg correctly points out that Abbot Arnald-Almaric probably never actually said of the citizens of Beziers "Kill them all, God will look after his own": ther...
  • Ron
    Jul 06, 2008
    Not for the casual history reader ...
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    Aug 15, 2008
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  • Norm
    Dec 21, 2008
    A new chapter in history for me. I never knew what heresy was or how vicious the Catholic church was in suppressing alternative views of Christianity. ...
  • Judy
    Oct 18, 2010
    We are planning to visit this area of France on our next trip to Europe. This is a history of the Cathars, a Christian religion that was wiped out by the Catholic Church. Religious intolerance has a long history. ...
  • Chris Mcmanaman
    Jan 01, 2013
    Sad. Hate the Catholic Church ...
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    Oct 24, 2011
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    Jun 29, 2011
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  • Lori
    Apr 15, 2012
    Not "currently reading" so much as "slogging through" - fascinating historical period and region, but terribly dense writing. Peter Green is not the author but the translator; author is Zoe Oldenbourg. ...
  • Steph
    Jul 03, 2011
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  • Michael
    Dec 21, 2013
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  • David Newell
    Oct 14, 2018
    A stirring (if often list-ish) recount of one of the many tumultuous periods of French and papal history. The tone of this book very much paints the Cathars in a positive light, but it's well sourced and provides a fascinating read ...
  • Shari
    Jun 15, 2012
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  • Phil
    Jul 11, 2015
    A motley militia led by warlords professing extreme religious views rampages across land legitimately held by others, murdering, torturing, and dispossessing the inhabitants in the name of a narrow, intolerant version of a religion whose basis is supposedly peace and universal brotherh...
  • Don
    Aug 05, 2017
    Too scholarly for me. Too much info that was uninteresting to me. ...
  • Kenneth
    Jun 27, 2013
    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com! http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12008529 ...
  • John Robertson
    May 09, 2013
    A comprehensive analysis of the Cathar Hersey in southern France; very scholarly work, tonnes of details, covers key characters, battles with a solid background and context to the crusade. Not an introduction but certainly for those who want to get their teeth into the period. ...
  • David Tavernier
    Oct 01, 2014
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  • Jeff Colwell
    Oct 04, 2014
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  • Ovidiu Belciu
    Feb 28, 2013
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  • Philip Rowe
    Apr 16, 2013
    Still slogging along, it is a good read but has to be taken in small bites. 8/3/13 - So this is not a summer book, or prehaps I am just a summer reader, I have not abandoned this book, just put it on hiatus, besides, I was seduced by Sara Gran, almost finished with her Claire DeWitt...
  • H. P. Reed
    Sep 28, 2013
    Zoe Oldenberg stands high among historians of her time for the combination of meticulous research, clear and classy writing, unusual subjects and popular appeal. This book is no exception. If I have time I'd like to re-read it. ...
  • Andrew Esposito
    May 31, 2014
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  • Googoogjoob
    Mar 19, 2016
    A decent, mostly readable account of the Albigensian Crusade and its aftermath, but brought down a ways by a few issues. First, the writing is very dense. I'm not sure how much of this is Oldenbourg's own doing and how much is attributable to the translator (who really likes the ter...
  • John Chamberlain
    Nov 08, 2015
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  • Hank Willett
    May 06, 2016
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  • David
    Apr 04, 2015
    An excellent read from start to finish. ...
  • Thimel
    Apr 09, 2016
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  • Justin
    May 23, 2016
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