|The Yellow Cross -
of the Last Cathars 1290-1329
13th century, a group of
heretics in southwest France, the Cathars, became a serious
threat to the Catholic church. In several waves of
repression, thousands of Cathars were killed. Yet so ardent
was their faith that, early in the next century, the Cathars
rose one last time.
Using the breathtakingly
detailed and uniquely extant documentation from this period,
and drawing on his intimate knowledge of the last Cathars'
tracks and hiding places, many of which survive to this day,
René Weis tells the full story of this gripping historical