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The Perfect Heresy, The Perfect Book.,
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This review is from: The Perfect Heresy: The Life and Death of the Cathars (Paperback)
Stephen O'Shea's book reads as an adventure, bringing to life the main charactors of their time. Explaining the wheeler dealing of the church and state. How and why the crusades were started, populations exploited, ordinary people killed and all for individual power and influence. History seems to always repeats it's mistakes. It is a well researched book which makes history enjoyable and readable. This book is a must, bringing to us Cather life and religion from days of orthodox religious darkness, which are still with us today. The epilogue is fasinating in how the Cathers still live on in diverse ways in peoples minds and beliefs.