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From the Publisher"Readers are certain to find Markale's answer revealing, if not altogether disturbing."
"Presents a very focused and fascinating treatise with enough detail to satisfy even the most knowledgeable Cathar scholar."
"The amount of information in this book is astounding. . . and it is written in a highly intelligent manner."
“Combining impeccable scholarship with an imaginative insight, Markale illumnates a critical nexus in the development of Western religious history—one that has long been shrouded in darkness. The relevance of the Cathar doctrine to modern spiritual development is also confirmed by his analysis.”
“In this remarkable book, poet-historian Jean Markale evokes the spirit of the land where the Cathars walked in the light of their faith and were martyred by the Inquisition. Deftly navigating eddies of fact, fiction, and folklore concerning their treasure, he debunks frivolous speculation and rumor while allowing those theories supported by evidence to survive.”
"Thankfully, [Markale's] Montsegur and the Mystery of the Cathars is a solidly and scholarly work which depels the most egregious of myths."
"[Markale's] descriptions of the wild Breton moors and the inaccessible peaks of the Pyrenees are described with a bardic grandeur that is befitting of his poetic roots."
"Markale's book strips away the mythology and nonsense of the Cathar legend to reveal their true courage and honor. . . "
"If you are looking for a scholarly read that explores the Cathars and untangles myth from fact with many Celtic and Druid references, [this book] is highly recommended."
". . . enjoyable, filled with interesting information. . . . The final chapter in Montsegur and the Mystery of the Cathars will be particularly interesting to those awaiting the release of Otto Rahn's work on the Cathars later this year."