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The relationship of the Italian and southern French Cathars, 1170-1320

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The aim of this thesis is to answer two questions, namely why Southern French Cathars chose to flee to Italy when persecuted in the early thirteenth century and secondly to assess the extent to which Catharism was a 'universal church'.

The first three chapters deal with the separate arrivals of Catharism in Italy and Southern France from the Byzantine Empire. The growth of Catharism's different characteristics in each place is observed, both before and after the mission to both area...

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University of Oxford
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This thesis was digitised thanks to the generosity of Dr Leonard Polonsky More from this funder
Publication date:
1990
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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