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Author Marvin, Laurence Wade, 1961-
Title The Occitan War : a military and political history of the Albigensian Crusade, 1209-1218 / Laurence W. Marvin.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Author Marvin, Laurence Wade, 1961-
Subject Albigenses -- History.
Christian heresies -- France -- Languedoc -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500.
France -- Church history -- 987-1515.
Languedoc (France) -- History, Military -- Religious aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 328 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-323) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The campaign of 1209 -- Simon of Montfort and the campaign of 1210 -- The campaign of 1211 -- Drawing the noose: the campaign year of 1212 -- The athlete of Christ triumphs: late 1212 through Muret 1213 -- From Muret to Casseneuil: September 1213 to December 1214 -- The two councils and Prince Louis's crusade, January-December 1215 -- The southern counter-attack begins: February 1216 to fall 1217 -- The second siege of Toulouse and the end of the chief crusader: 1217-1218 -- Aftermath and epilogue.
Note Print version record.
Summary In 1209 Simon of Montfort led a war against the Cathars of Languedoc after Pope Innocent III preached a crusade condemning them as heretics. The suppression of heresy became a pretext for a vicious war that remains largely unstudied as a military conflict. Laurence Marvin here examines the Albigensian Crusade as military and political history rather than religious history and traces these dimensions of the conflict through to Montfort's death in 1218. He shows how Montfort experienced military success in spite of a hostile populace, impossible military targets, armies that dissolved every forty days, and a pope who often failed to support the crusade morally or financially. He also discusses the supposed brutality of the war, why the inhabitants were for so long unsuccessful at defending themselves against it, and its impact on Occitania. This original account will appeal to scholars of medieval France, the Crusades and medieval military history.
ISBN 0511387075 (electronic bk.)
9780511388064 (electronic bk.)
0511388063 (electronic bk.)
9780511387074 (electronic bk.)
9780511496561 (ebook)
0511496567 (ebook)
9780521872409 (hardback)
0521872405 (hardback)
9780511384202 (ebook)
0511384203 (ebook)
9780521123655 (paperback)
0521872405 (Cloth)
OCLC # 245523488
Additional Format Print version: Marvin, Laurence Wade, 1961- Occitan War. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008 (DLC) 2008299011

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