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Carcassonne—Cathars and Crusaders

Lecture no. 12 from the course: The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe

Carcassonne—Cathars and Crusaders

Taught by Professor Kenneth R. Bartlett | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

Here, encounter the heretical Cathars, who opposed the Roman church, and the resulting Albigensian Crusade, called to destroy them. Follow the response of the church in the grim events of the Inquisition, and visit the Inquisition Tower, the great cathedral of St. Nazaire, and other sites linked to the conflict.

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