The History of Leith

April 9, 2006

Albigensian Crusade (1209-1255)

From the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries a religious sect called ‘Cathars’ spread to parts of Europe. The word ‘Cathar’ is derived from the Greek ‘Katharos’ (meaning ‘pure’). The German word ‘Ketter’ (meaning ‘heretic’) was obviously influenced from the Cathars in southern medieval Europe, as the sect was so perceived by the official Roman Catholic Church at the time. for more click here

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