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Albigenses

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A medieval term for the inhabitants of parts of S. France applied to the heretics who were strong there in the late 12th and early 13th cents. They were a branch of the Cathars. They were ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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... . A branch of the Cathars of S. France. Christian dualist heretics, Pope Innocent III failed to convert them; a savage Crusade , led by Simon de Montfort , went on until 1218 ; and in 1233 , the Dominican Inquisition undertook to eliminate them. Their main centre was Albi (hence the name); they may have had remote ancestry in the teaching of Maṇi...

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... ( Cathars ) Members of a heretical religious sect that existed in southern France from the 11th to the early 14th centuries and took its name from the French city of Albi. In 1200 , Pope Innocent III ordered a crusade against them, which caused much death and damage in Languedoc and...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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... A name for various heretical Christian sects, professing a form of manichean dualism, that flourished in southern France and northern Italy from the 11th to the 13th centuries. They are so named from the city of Albi, Languedoc, where their persecution began. They were opponents of the catholic church and were subjected to a crusade by Innocent III in 1208 ( see below ). They were eventually exterminated by the end of the 14th century. The Albigenses are also known as cathars . See also lateran council . Albigensian Crusade, The The...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...Albigenses . A medieval term for the inhabitants of parts of S. France, and hence applied to the heretics who were strong there in the late 12th and early 13th cents. These were a branch of the Cathari (q.v.). The Albigenses were condemned by successive Councils, at Lombers in 1165 and at Verona in 1184 . Innocent III promoted a series of preaching missions, but after the assassination of the Papal legate Peter of Castelnau in 1208 , he authorized a Crusade against them. The expedition led to a long period of warfare in S. France, in which the N....

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Philip Lockley

Dictionary Plus Religion

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... A medieval Christian group from the region around Albi in southern France, persecuted for heresy by the Catholic Church. Also known as Cathars, they held dualist beliefs which were condemned by several twelfth-century Church Councils. Between 1208 and 1229 a military crusade tried to stamp out the heresy, followed by an Inquisition―the first use of this procedure for examining Catholic orthodoxy. Philip...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature

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..., The ( 1824 ), Charles Robert Maturin 's last novel. Set in early 13th-cent. France, it is a loose historical account of the campaign of Simon de Montfort against the Albigenses led by Count Raymond , and the vicissitudes encountered by two brothers involved in it, the vengeful Paladour and the gallant Amirald , who respectively love Isabelle and Genevieve on the other...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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

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... the members of a heretic sect in southern France in the 12th–13th centuries, identified with the Cathars. Their teaching was a form of Manichaean dualism, with an extremely strict moral and social code including the condemnation of both marriage and procreation. The heresy spread rapidly until ruthlessly crushed by the elder Simon de Montfort's crusade ( 1209–31 ) and by an Inquisition. The name is from medieval Latin, from Albiga , the Latin name of Albi , the town in southern France where the Albigenses ...

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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(1824), Charles Robert Maturin's last novel. Set in early 13th-cent. France, it is a loose historical account of the campaign of Simon de Montfort against the Albigenses led by Count ...
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A medieval term for the inhabitants of parts of S. France applied to the heretics who were strong there in the late 12th and early 13th cents. They were a branch of the Cathars. They were condemned ...
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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...Dublin cleric Charles Robert *Maturin , whose first novel, Fatal Revenge ( 1807 ), was singled out for its intensity by Scott. Maturin also wrote novels romanticizing Ireland ( The Wild Irish Boy , 1808 , and The Milesian Chief , 1812 ) and historical works ( The Albigenses , 1824 ), but is best known for the dizzyingly varied Faustian tale Melmoth the Wanderer ( 1820 ), which in its anatomy of morbid psychology, religious persecution, and the corruption of a ‘child of nature’ restlessly excoriates the spiritual and emotional securities it...

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(Gk. καθαρός, ‘pure’).The name has been applied to several sects, e.g. to the Novatianists by St Epiphanius and other Greek Fathers, and, acc. to St Augustine, in the form ...
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Among the more important were those of: 314, summoned by Constantine to deal with the Donatist schism; 353, an Arianizing Council; 1234, against the Albigensian heresy; and 1263, which condemned the ...
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(1187–1226)King of France (1223–1226), son of Philip Augustus and Isabelle of Hainaut; he married Blanche of Castile in May 1200. Associated in the government, though not consecrated in his ...
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(c.1182–1256),founder of the Mercedarian Order. Much uncertainty surrounds the details of his life owing to legends and spurious documents. He was born in Barcelona of a merchant family. He became ...

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