A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom (Pivotal Moments in World History) by Mark Gregory Pegg
English | Jan 28, 2008 | ISBN: 0195171314 | 284 Pages | PDF | 3,4 MB
In January of 1208, a papal legate was murdered on the banks of the Rhone in southern France. A furious Pope Innocent III accused heretics of the crime and called upon all Christians to exterminate heresy between the Garonne and Rhone rivers–a vast region now known as Languedoc–in a great crusade. This most holy war, the first in which Christians were promised salvation for killing other Christians, lasted twenty bloody years–it was a long savage battle for the soul of Christendom.