The Crusade against the Cathars
Lecture no. 15 from the course: Years that Changed History: 1215
Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Catharism is a version of Christianity even more revolutionary than the mendicant orders you studied in the last lecture. In fact, Catharism was so radical that some people argued its belief system was not Christianity at all. See why, in the early 13th century, the pope turned his attention away from the Crusades abroad to root out Catharism at home.