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Cathars, Albigensians

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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From the 10th c. in the Byzantine Empire, from the 11th in Western Christendom, there appear a ...

Cathars

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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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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 ...

Cathars

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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Religion
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127 words

(Lat., Cathari, from Gk., katharoi, ‘pure ones’). ...

Christian dualist heresy in W. Europe, which, in the 13th–14th cents., was

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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
Cathars

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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(from Gr. Καθαροί, “the pure”), medieval dualist sect that flourished in Germany, southern France, and northern Italy. From the mid-12th ...

Cathars and Catharism

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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The name given to the heretics and *heresy of southern *France and *Italy of the 12th and 13th centuries. Catharism ...

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