The War on Heresy
On October 1, 2012 At 11:58 pm
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Some of the most portentous events in medieval history—the Cathar crusade, the persecution and mass burnings of heretics, the papal inquisition—fall between 1000 and 1250, when the Catholic Church confronted the threat of heresy with force.
Moore’s narrative focuses on the motives and anxieties of elites who waged war on heresy for political gain.