Heresy in Medieval France: Dualism in Aquitaine and the Agenais, 1000-1249

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Overview

Heresy was a recurrent problem for the established church throughout the middle ages, and it is here examined in the context of the medieval duchy of Aquitaine. The author traces forms of dissent there back to the influence of Balkan dualism, indicating the vast spread of heretical ideas throughout Europe. She goes on to offer an account of Catharism in north-western Languedoc, using neglected evidence for its reception and rejection by the families and towns of the county of Agen to shed light on heretical adherence in the Languedoc more widely, in peace-time, during the Albigensian Crusade, and under the Inquisition. Dr CLAIRE TAYLOR teaches in the Department of History at the University of Nottingham.
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Claire Taylor is Lecturer at the School of History, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I The duchy and dualism, 1000 to the mid-twelfth century
1 Aquitaine and the Agenais, 1000-1152 11
2 Heresy in Aquitaine, 1000-1150 55
Pt. II Catharism, Aquitaine and the Agenais, to 1249
3 Aquitaine and its Cathars, 1152-1207 141
4 The Agenais in the Albigensian wars, 1207-1229 187
5 The Cathar diocese of the Agenais, 1207-1249 225
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