↠ The Albigensian Crusade || ↠ PDF Read by Ê Jonathan Sumption


  • Title: The Albigensian Crusade
  • Author: Jonathan Sumption
  • ISBN: 9780571200023
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback

  • 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 nurtuIn 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
    Jonathan Sumption
    The son of a barrister, Jonathan Philip Chadwick Sumption attended Eton then Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated with first class honours in history in 1970 After being called to the bar at Inner Temple in 1975, he became a Queen s Council in 1986 and a Bencher in 1991 He is joint head of Brick Court Chambers and was appointed to the UK Supreme Court in 2011 He has written numerous books on history and is a governor of the Royal Academy of Music.


    Commentaires:

    Ton
    The Cathar region of France (roughly the region between the Pyrenees and the line Montpellier-Albi-Montauban) still has the Cathar cross on prominent display, but these days it’s more for the benefit of the tourists than because of heretical tendencies amongst the locals. The Cathars were followers of a cult deemed heretical by the Roman Catholic church; it was essentially a harmless sect, which had taken root in the region amongst all layers of the population, but it was also a sect which was [...]

    Jarvo
    I bought this book when I was browsing the history section of a large bookshop, which means it must have been many years ago. At the time all I knew about the subject was that on the verge of capturing a major city a general was asked how they were going to distinguish their enemies (heretics) from their allies (loyal Catholics). His reply was succinct, and implacable in its cruelty: 'we will kill them all, and let God sort them out'. To someone bought up with the Vietnam war this resonated imme [...]

    Simon Mcleish
    Originally published on my blog here in November 2000.Of all the facets of medieval culture which differ from their modern equivalents, the one which is the most difficult to understand is the most important. The Catholic church and western European culture were literally synonymous - with the name Christendom - and the church was totally dominant in every area of life. One of the most important rights that many people today take completely for granted - and I am aware that it is not one which e [...]

    Graham
    Detailed History, Property not Catharism was central: This is a detailed and fascinating history. As usual, the "Crusade" to save the Languedoc from the heresy of Catharism was more of an excuse then the real reason, which was various aristocrats fighting for fiefdoms. No Holy Grail, no Templars, no conspiracy theories about the tomb of Christ or whatever. I was looking for the facts after reading about some of the wilder theories, and this was refreshing and a good read.

    Jules
    I learned that all I did learn in school was nearly wrong !All Sumption books have a fine level of detail and precision and at the same time show the big picture.This one on the Albigensian Crusade add layers of politics, money, cross interests, treasons to what is usually depicted as a crusade against heretics.I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest on medieval times or crusades or simply history.

    Michael Cayley
    This is a very good account of the Albigensian Crusade, its origins, its political context, its effects on ordinary communities, and its aftermath. It is especially good at bringing out the role of Popes in a war waged largely by opportunists. Thoroughly recommended.

    Zechy
    Good book. Wish there was more.

    Jo O'donnell
    An excellent history of the decades-long crusade against the Cathars in southern France. Mostly forgotten today save for the (possibly) apocryphal phrase uttered by papal legate Arnaud Amaury when asked how the crusaders, about to storm a town, would be able to tell catholic from heretic?"Kill them all, God will know His own."Its density is both bane and boon and more maps would have been useful as the book hops from small town to small town and I was only ever half-sure of where I was at geogra [...]

    Daniel B-G
    I didn't manage to finish this, not because it was bad, but because I was getting upset with the injustice. The provence region is one of the most deprived in modern France. At the opening of this book it was one of the wealthiest. The actions in this book are the pivot that shifts it from one to the other. It's appalling, and all down to greedy, intransigent crusaders.

    Adam Windsor
    An eminently readable and informative account of the rise and subsequent suppression of the Cathar faith in Languedoc: the tenets of the faith, the conditions that allowed it to flourish there, and the careers of its principle champions and enemies through decades of war and inquisition.

    LFD
    Solid but told with some verve, and as clear as it is possible to be about such confusing, murky events. Also really brings alive the characters of the various popes, kings and warlords involved. less good (perhaps because less info exists) on the underlying factors

    • ↠ The Albigensian Crusade || ↠ PDF Read by Ê Jonathan Sumption
      245 Jonathan Sumption
    • thumbnail Title: ↠ The Albigensian Crusade || ↠ PDF Read by Ê Jonathan Sumption
      Posted by:Jonathan Sumption
      Published :2018-010-20T18:41:56+00:00