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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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The Cathars—or Albigensians, as their southern French adherents were called—were dualists, believing that the world is dominated by the opposing ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
a member of a heretical medieval Christian sect which professed a form of Manichaean dualism and sought to achieve great spiritual purity. The name is recorded in English from the mid 17th ... More

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