The Perfect Heresy by Stephen O'Shea
The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathars

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Chronicles the life & death of the Cathar movement, led by a group of heretical Christians whose brutal suppression by the Catholic Church unleashed the Inquisition.

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STEPHEN O'SHEA: Toronto-born author and journalist Stephen O'Shea moved to France in the early 1980s. There, he took up journalism, shortly after completing postgraduate degrees in politics at the Universite de Paris 1 (Pantheon-Sorbonne) and the prestigious Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris. Stephen O'Shea currently lives with his wife, Jill Pearlman, and two daughters in Providence, Rhode Island.
Published January 1, 2000 by Walker &Commpany,2000.. 224 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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Even his brief portrait of Cathar women (in which we learn that the Cathars “honored” their women and that women had a say in “the affairs of the hereafter”) may tell us more about the present than the Middle Ages.

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