Cathars: a religious sect, introduced into Europe from the East in the eleventh century, which flourished in the Languedoc in the twelfth century.

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The Albigenses
Text from the Catholic Encyclopedia about what the Roman Catholic Church regards as a neo-Manichean sect: the Cathars who flourished in what is now southern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.
Assembly of Good Christians
Official blog with links.
The Cathars: What was the Albigensian Crusade?
Catharism in the Languedoc, Cathar beliefs. Cathars and heretics, the high culture of the troubadours and the Counts of Toulouse. The Role of the Roman Catholic Church: Innocent III, Crusades (The Albigensian Crusade) and the annexation of the Languedoc to France.
The Great Mysteries of the Languedoc
Legends and theories concerning the Cathars of the Languedoc and their alleged links to Rennes-le-Chateau, the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, and the Da Vinci Code.
Montsegur and the Cathar Heresy
Introductuion to the Cathar faith. The significance of events at Montsegur during the Cathar period, including the names, where known, of the Cathars burned alive there. References to primary source material.
William Cathcart's Essays.
A Baptist view of Gnostics, Dualists and others regarded as proto-Protestants. As well as Cathars ("Albigensians"), he discusses Novatianists, Donatists, Henricians, Petrobrussians and Anabaptists.
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