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The Cathars

Carol Lansing

in Power & Purity

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780195149807
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849079 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149807.003.0004
The Cathars

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This chapter locates the Orvietans which are linked to Catharism within the bigger social and political context and compares them with what is known of the Cathars in Florence in the 1240s. It discusses the minor elites, furriers and artisans, and Florentine Cathars.

Keywords: Catharism; Orvietan Cathars; elites; furriers; artisans; Cathar commuity; Florentine Cathars

Chapter.  7699 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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