J.L. Nelson: Heretics, 7 June 2001
Show More The Perfect Heresy: The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathars by Stephen O’Shea.
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The Yellow Cross: The Story of the Last Cathars 1290-1329 by René Weis.
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“... cheese and Cathar cake. This may seem as innocuous as the 20th-century British retro-chic Raphael Samuel describes in Theatres of Memory. But search the Internet on Cathars (I looked at only a handful of the 5790 web-pages), and material that would clearly interest historians of modern and contemporary culture can only be described as depressing for a ...”