Montsegur

Montsegur was the last refuge of the Catharism, a Cristian religion that thrived in Southern France. According to Kate Mosse’s Labyrinth, followers were characterized by tolerance and prosperity. If visiting the castles in Carcassone and Montsegur you can easily imagine the latter. At the beginning of the 13th century, the people were subdued by robbers from the North that abused Catholic religion as a pretext to level the culture and enslave the people. An incidence that started inquisition almost throughout Europe. At Montsegur after the siege was over and the Cathars finally surrendered, more than 200 were burned en masse.

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