From the CBC Radio series Ideas, this 2-part show examines the rise and fall of the Cathars, medieval Christians who were pacifist, ecstatic, feminist, and contrary to the Catholic Church of thirteenth century France. They were exterminated in a classic crusade and Inquisition, invented to root out the heretics. Bob Chelmick uncovers the Cathars and the events that altered the political and spiritual boundaries of the West.
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