The Occitan War A Military And Political History Of The Albigensian Crusade 1291218 Book PDF, EPUB Download & Read Online Free

The Occitan War
Author: Laurence W. Marvin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470140
Year: 2008-03-06
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In 1209 Simon of Montfort led a war against the Cathars of Languedoc after Pope Innocent III preached a crusade condemning them as heretics. The suppression of heresy became a pretext for a vicious war that remains largely unstudied as a military conflict. Laurence Marvin here examines the Albigensian Crusade as military and political history rather than religious history and traces these dimensions of the conflict through to Montfort's death in 1218. He shows how Montfort experienced military success in spite of a hostile populace, impossible military targets, armies that dissolved every forty days, and a pope who often failed to support the crusade morally or financially. He also discusses the supposed brutality of the war, why the inhabitants were for so long unsuccessful at defending themselves against it, and its impact on Occitania. This original account will appeal to scholars of medieval France, the Crusades and medieval military history.
A Most Holy War
Author: Mark Gregory Pegg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195393104
Pages: 253
Year: 2009-10
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Historian Pegg has produced a swift-moving, gripping narrative of a horrific crusade, drawing in part on thousands of testimonies collected by inquisitors in the years 1235 to 1245. These accounts of ordinary men and women bring the story vividly to life.
The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade
Author: M. D. Costen
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 0719043328
Pages: 229
Year: 1997-11-15
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A compelling introduction to the war against the heretics of Languedoc launched in 1209, combined with a description of the political, economic, religious and social conditions of south-western France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Michael Costen shows why the Cathar heresy came to flourish and how the campaign against it developed into a programme of conquest by which an alliance of church and state finally destroyed the heresy and united the region with the newly expanding French kingdom.
The Song of the Cathar Wars
Author: Janet Shirley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135188171X
Pages: 224
Year: 2017-03-02
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The Song of the Cathar Wars is the first translation into English of the Old Provençal Canso recounting the events of the years 1204-1218 in Southern France. In an effort to extirpate the Cathar heresy, Pope Innocent III launched what is now known as the Albigensian Crusade, but it was fiercely resisted by the lords and people of the Languedoc, if in the end in vain. This ’song’ was written in two parts, the first by William of Tudela, a supporter of the crusade; the second by an anonymous continuer, wholeheartedly in sympathy with the southerners, although not with the heretics themselves. It stands as a historical source of great importance, not least because it depicts the side that lost. The poem is also a skilful, dramatic and often impassioned composition, evoking the brilliant world of landed knights and the glories and bloody realities of battle. Janet Shirley is an award-winning translator of works on the French Middle Ages. Other publications by her include the Song of Roland and, in this Crusade Texts in Translation series, Crusader Syria in the 13th Century and, with Peter Edbury, Guillaume de Machaut: The Conquest of Alexandria.
Victory in the East
Author: John France
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521589878
Pages: 425
Year: 1996-12-12
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The success of the First Crusade, and its capture of Jerusalem in 1099, has been conventionally explained by its ideological and political motivation. This book looks at the First Crusade primarily as a military campaign and asks why it was so successful. Modern writing about the crusade has tended to emphasize the moral dimension and the development of the idea of the crusade, but its fate was ultimately decided on the field of battle. This book looks at the nature of war at the end of the eleventh century and the military experience of all the contending parties in order to explain its extraordinary success.
Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000-1300
Author: John France
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135365067
Pages: 344
Year: 2002-01-04
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Medieval Military Technology, Second Edition
Author: Kelly Robert DeVries, Robert Douglas Smith
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442604999
Pages: 384
Year: 2012-05-01
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First published in 1992, Medieval Military Technology has become the definitive book in its field, garnering much praise and a large readership. This thorough update of a classic book, regarded as both an excellent overview and an important piece of scholarship, includes fully revised content, new sections on the use of horses, handguns, incendiary weapons, and siege engines, and eighteen new illustrations. The four key organizing sections of the book still remain: arms and armor, artillery, fortifications, and warships. Throughout, the authors connect these technologies to broader themes and developments in medieval society as well as to current scholarly and curatorial controversies.
The Albigensian Crusade
Author: Jonathan Sumption
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571266576
Pages: 336
Year: 2011-05-05
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In twelfth century Languedoc a subversive heresy of Eastern origin flourished to an extraordinary degree. The Albingenses believed that the world was created by an evil spirit, and that all worldly things - including the Church - were by nature sinful. Jonathan Sumption's acclaimed history examines the roots of the heresy, the uniquely rich culture of the region which nurtured it, and the crusade launched against it by the Church which resulted in one of the most savage of all medieval wars. '[Sumption] never fails to keep his narrative lively with the particular and the pertinent. He is excellent on the tactics and spirit of medieval warfare.' Frederic Raphael, Sunday Times
Patterns of medieval society
Author: Jeremy duQuesnay Adams
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Pages: 306
Year: 1969
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