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date: 24 September 2020

Albigenses 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Author(s):
Elizabeth KnowlesElizabeth Knowles

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 ... ...

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