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Heresy and aristocracy in thirteenth-century Languedoc

  title={Heresy and aristocracy in thirteenth-century Languedoc},
  author={R Hardstaff},
This thesis responds to the historiographical emphasis which has traditionally been placed on aristocratic support for Catharism in thirteenth-century Languedoc. It advocates a shift away from reliance on outdated ideas and assumptions about the aristocracy, its coherency as a group, and the bonds which both held it together and linked it to the rest of society. Instead, it looks to construct a more nuanced understanding of aristocratic support, opening up a dialogue with new work that has been… 



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