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The Yellow Cross By Rene Weis

The Yellow Cross
by Rene Weis

In the 13th century, a group of heretics in southwest France, the Cathars, became a serious threat to the Catholic church. In several waves of repression, thousands of Cathars were killed. Yet so ardent was their faith that, early in the next century, the Cathars rose one last time. This title tells the story of this historical episode.
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The Yellow Cross: The Story of the Last Cathars 1290-1329 by Rene Weis

In the 13th century, a group of heretics in southwest France, the Cathars, became a serious threat to the Catholic church. In several waves of repression, thousands of Cathars were killed. Yet so ardent was their faith that, early in the next century, the Cathars rose one last time. Using the breathtakingly detailed and uniquely extant documentation from this period, and drawing on his intimate knowledge of the last Cathars' tracks and hiding places, many of which survive to this day, Rene Weis tells the full story of this gripping historical episode.

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The Yellow Cross Reviews


"There can be fewer better guides than this beautiful book, which lets an almost forgotten people, even through the filter of time and the Inquisition, speak for themselves." --"The Washington Post Book World" "In a feat of inspired scholarship, Weis transports us back to that world, conveying all of the high drama of ecclesiastical interrogations, covert ceremonies, and fiery martyrdom. . . . A book that will long haunt its readers."--"Booklist""This book reanimates the real world of the Cathars of seven hundred years ago in a way that is fresh, utterly modern, and pulsates with life."-Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, author of "Montaillou""""It succeeds enthrallingly . . . a moving evocation of an almost inconceivable faith."--"The Times" (London)

About Rene Weis


Rene Weis was born in 1953. He is Professor of English Literature at UCL and the author of Criminal Justice: The True Story of Edith Thompson, first published in 1988 to critical acclaim.

Table of Contents


The people of Montaillou; the steward, the chatelaine and the demon priest - 1291-1301; exodus to Lombardy - 1296; the last perfect's return - 1299-1300; betrayal and consolidation - 1300; Pierre Maury and the Cathars of Arques; Montaillou 1300-1305; the Cathars and Guillemette Maury - 1305-7; wedding-bells in Montaillou - 1307-8; the consolidation of Guillaume Guilabert -May 1308; the martyrs of Junac - 1308-10; the day the soldiers came - 8 September 1308; endgame, and a new beginning - 1309-16; Jacques Fournier, Bishop of Pamiers - 1317; from the Fenouilledes into Catalonia - 1307-14; Sant Mateu, Morella, Beceite and Montaillou again - 1315-18; the traitor, the perfect, a wedding and a divorce - 1318-20; the sting; Pamiers 1321-2; the last trials of Montaillou; inside Allemans prison in 1321; epilogue -Benoit XII and the "citoyens".

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GOR001244261
The Yellow Cross: The Story of the Last Cathars 1290-1329 by Rene Weis
Rene Weis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2001-08-02
528
0140276696
9780140276695
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