The Medieval Cathars
Lecture no. 10 from the course: The Real History of Secret Societies
Taught by Professor Richard B. Spence | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Professor Spence starts with the 1244 the fall of Montsegur, which most history books note as The Cathars last stand as an organized movement. Yet, as Professor Spence demonstrates, this influential group shows up over and over throughout history. The true origins of the Cathars are lost in time, yet it’s clear they didn’t spring from nothing. See how The Cathars inherited and adapted much older beliefs, and how they undoubtedly influenced other groups to come.