Understanding the tragedy of the cathars

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Format : Broché
Nb de pages : 127 pages
Poids : 393 g
Dimensions : 17cm X 24cm
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ISBN : 978-2-7373-6276-7
EAN : 9782737362767

Understanding the tragedy of the cathars


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Collection(s) : History

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photographs Catherine Bibollet

Quatrième de couverture

Did you know that the word « Cathar » has been used only since the 19th century in reference to the 13th century supporters of a faith and a religious practice which the Catholic papacy considered to be dangerously heretical ? Did you know that almost everything that we know about the Cathars comes from interrogations carried out by the Inquisitors in the name of the Catholic Church ? Did you know that, thanks to this religious conflict, the Kingdom of France was able to extend its domination over southern Occitan ?

In this book, Claude Lebédel describes as clearly as possible the historical, cultural and religious context, as well as the events which marked this tragedy, cast into the darkest recesses of history between the 13th and 19th centuries, and around which a certain amount of mystery has grown. Tourists or visitors wishing to follow in the footsteps of the Cathars will find suggestions to help them in their search for a cultural and historical Cathar itinerary.


After a long career as a senior civil servant at the Assemblée Nationale, Claude Lebédel, a trained historian, devoted himself to studying the great events of our past. He has always tried to describe and analyse facts in a clear and enjoyable manner, even if they are complex.
He has published several books with Editions Ouest-France, Histoire de la France des origines à nos jours, Atlas du monde de 1945 à nos jours, Histoire et splendeurs du baroque en France.

Catherine Bibollet has been a freelance photographer for twenty years and is a member of the Top agency in Paris (Hachette Photo Illustration). She has worked in several regions and on various themes (Heritage, Homes, Landscapes, Gardens, Regional Produce and Crafts, etc.) and favours the use of natural light.
She has already provided the illustrations for several books published by Editions Ouest-France : Aimer le Languedoc-Roussillon, Sur la route des abbayes en Languedoc-Roussillon, Carcassonne, histoire et architecture.