By Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh
After the Albigensian campaign opposed to the Cathars of south-west France in 1208, a Spanish monk - later canonized as St Dominic - took up the cudgels via constructing a type of mystery police to ferret out heresy - hence begun the notorious Inquisition. Baigent and Leigh inform the full striking tale, taking it on into the 19th century and exhibiting how after the Doctrine of Papal Infallibility in 1870 the Vatican tried to set up new experts that have been an highbrow an identical of the Inquisition. The Inquisition deals a desirable narrative account of 1 of the main influential and frightening activities within the background of western Europe.
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After the Albigensian campaign opposed to the Cathars of south-west France in 1208, a Spanish monk - later canonized as St Dominic - took up the cudgels through developing a type of mystery police to ferret out heresy - hence all started the notorious Inquisition. Baigent and Leigh inform the total remarkable tale, taking it on into the 19th century and exhibiting how after the Doctrine of Papal Infallibility in 1870 the Vatican tried to set up new gurus that have been an highbrow identical of the Inquisition.
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The Inquisition by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh