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An utterly absorbing read, vividly recreating the past,
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This review is from: The Yellow Cross: The Story of the Last Cathars 1290-1329 (Paperback)
This is a vivid and unforgettable illumination of the fate of a small community which lived, loved and died over 600 years ago. There is no fantastical speculation here - just thorough and exhaustive scholarship, and the author's own humanity, which brings these individuals fully to life. I could not have believed I could have been touched so deeply by the fate of men and women whose bones are now dust.
Much rubbish has been written about the Cathars in the past few years - read this, and discover just what an insult this is to the memory of the last "Parfaites" of Europe.
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Initial post: 22 May 2010 14:55:54 BDT
Mr. D. Owen says:
I have heard much of the cathars but never really looked into them, and after reading your review of them i am going to buy the book. if im to believe correctly didnt they believe that hell is what we are living in and the so called heaven is the gift of a god once we pass ? why make some people suffer and others happy ? strange ! all religions are strange but if thats what some people need to think to get them through the day all the best to them. ME ? i believe in me and thats all i need. x
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