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By Diane Bonavist

In 1209, with the notorious phrases Kill all of them, God will realize his own, the papal campaign opposed to his personal Catholic devoted began. for 2 many years, this holy conflict to defeat the Cathar heresy decimated the troubadour tradition of Southern France. but if it didn't damage the heretical religion, the papacy gave detailed powers of inquisition to Dominican clergymen. Their project used to be to root out heretics, confiscate estate, and burn the unrepentant on the stake.

Purged through fireplace: Heresy of the Cathars tells the tales of 3 humans ensnared within the deadly machinations of the Inquisition. Isarn believes he has survived the wars by way of accepting the need of the pope and the French rule until eventually Marsal, a baby he as soon as rescued from Crusaders, arrives on his doorstep, forcing him to query each conciliation he has ever made. Marsal has misplaced every thing to the Inquisition. Raised to consistently flip the opposite cheek, she is prepared now to struggle for what the Church has stolen. Chretien, a nobleman dispossessed via the French, can slightly remember his lifestyles prior to Marsal. Condemned and hunted through the Church, they break out to the mountain citadel of Montsegur. the following, because the forces of the Inquisition lay siege to their position of shelter, Chretien and Marsal needs to make one ultimate choice--between lifestyles and love or demise and faith.

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