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"Catharism: Unveiling the Medieval Heresy" Step back in time to the 13th century and explore the captivating world of Catharism

Background imageCatharism Collection: Albigensian worshippers on the banks of the Rhone, illustration from

Albigensian worshippers on the banks of the Rhone, illustration from
619621 Albigensian worshippers on the banks of the Rhone, illustration from The History of Protestantism by James Aitken Wylie (1808-1890), pub

Background imageCatharism Collection: Simon de Montfort (c. 1165-1218) from Receuil des Estampes

Simon de Montfort (c. 1165-1218) from Receuil des Estampes
STC188394 Simon de Montfort (c.1165-1218) from Receuil des Estampes, representant les Rangs et les Dignites, suivant le Costume de toutes les Nations existantes

Background imageCatharism Collection: Seal of Simon de Montfort (c. 1150-1218) (metal) (b / w photo)

Seal of Simon de Montfort (c. 1150-1218) (metal) (b / w photo)
ARN170461 Seal of Simon de Montfort (c.1150-1218) (metal) (b/w photo) by French School; Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, Paris

Background imageCatharism Collection: Relief depicting the Siege of Carcassonne by Simon de Montfort (c

Relief depicting the Siege of Carcassonne by Simon de Montfort (c
XIR161031 Relief depicting the Siege of Carcassonne by Simon de Montfort (c.1160-1218) in 1209 (stone) by French School, (13th century); Cathedrale Saint-Nazaire, Carcassonne

Background imageCatharism Collection: Death of Simon De Montfort, (1218), 1890. Creator: Unknown

Death of Simon De Montfort, (1218), 1890. Creator: Unknown
Death of Simon De Montfort, (1218), 1890. Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (1175-1218), a prominent leader of the Albigensian Crusade, died at the Siege of Toulouse in 1218

Background imageCatharism Collection: Santo Domingo de Guzman (1171-1221), Spanish religious founder of the Order of Preachers

Santo Domingo de Guzman (1171-1221), Spanish religious founder of the Order of Preachers

Background imageCatharism Collection: The Disputation between Saint Dominic and the Albigensians, 1493-1499

The Disputation between Saint Dominic and the Albigensians, 1493-1499. Artist: Berruguete, Pedro (1450-1503)
The Disputation between Saint Dominic and the Albigensians, 1493-1499. Found in the collection of the Museo del Prado, Madrid

Background imageCatharism Collection: Chateau de Foix and old houses, Foix, France, c20th century, Artist: CM Dixon

Chateau de Foix and old houses, Foix, France, c20th century, Artist: CM Dixon
Chateau de Foix and old houses, Foix, France, c20th century. 10th-century castle associated with the Cathars

Background imageCatharism Collection: France. Aude. Castle of Queribus. Gothic room. Dome. 15th ce

France. Aude. Castle of Queribus. Gothic room. Dome. 15th century. Cathar route

Background imageCatharism Collection: Fragment from a Cathar manuscript (vellum)

Fragment from a Cathar manuscript (vellum)
XIR260907 Fragment from a Cathar manuscript (vellum) by French School, (12th century); Bibliotheque Municipale de Lyon, France; (add.info.: fragment d un rituel cathare; ); French, out of copyright

Background imageCatharism Collection: The Coronation of the Virgin, detail of St. Dominic giving back the book to the the Albigensians, c

The Coronation of the Virgin, detail of St. Dominic giving back the book to the the Albigensians, c
XIR154950 The Coronation of the Virgin, detail of St. Dominic giving back the book to the the Albigensians, c.1430-32 (tempera on panel) by Angelico, Fra (Guido di Pietro) (c.1387-1455); Louvre


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"Catharism: Unveiling the Medieval Heresy" Step back in time to the 13th century and explore the captivating world of Catharism, a religious movement that shook the foundations of medieval Europe. Illustrated in Hutchinson's History of Nations from 1915, we witness the Albigensians of Carcassonne, their stronghold nestled amidst picturesque landscapes. On the banks of the Rhone, Albigensian worshippers gather, seeking spiritual solace and defying established norms. Simon de Montfort emerges as a central figure in this tale - his resolute gaze captured for eternity in Receuil des Estampes. The seal bearing his name stands as a testament to his power and influence during those turbulent times. A relief depicting the Siege of Carcassonne by de Montfort transports us to an era marked by conflict and bloodshed. The death of this enigmatic leader is immortalized through an unknown artist's brushstrokes in 1890 - a reminder that even mighty forces meet their end. Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse, finds himself penitent after witnessing unimaginable horrors during this tumultuous period. Penance becomes his path towards redemption as depicted in another mysterious artwork from 1890. The Massacre at Beziers leaves an indelible mark on history - its grim aftermath forever etched into our collective memory. Unknown hands bring forth these haunting scenes with chilling precision. In contrast to these dark events emerges Santo Domingo de Guzman, founder of the Order of Preachers. His unwavering faith shines through centuries later as we witness Saint Dominic engaging in a disputation with Cathars depicted by Pedro Berruguete around 1493-1499. Amidst all this turmoil lies Chateau de Foix and its timeless charm; old houses whisper stories from long ago while CM Dixon captures their essence for future generations to admire.