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‘Looking for the ‘good men’ in Languedoc’: an alternative to Cathars?'

Taylor, Claire



Antonio Sennis


This article argues that the title 'Good Men and Women' sometimes attributed to 'heretics' in southern France in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries is no less accurate or uncontroversial than the label 'Cathar'. This is because it is too widely applied to high-ranking people to be indicative of anything but elite status, and in any case is not used as often in the sources for heresy as historians sometimes assume.

Acceptance Date Dec 17, 2015
Online Publication Date Mar 1, 2017
Publication Date Aug 1, 2016
Deposit Date Sep 12, 2017
Pages 242-257
Series Title Heresy and Inquisition in the Middle Ages
Book Title Cathars in Question
Chapter Number 12
ISBN 9781903153680
Keywords Heresy Cathars Good Men
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