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The Treasure of Montsegur: A Novel of the Cathars
The Treasure of Montsegur A Novel of the Cathars
Author: Sophy Burnham
The year is 1209: A baby girl, dressed in a white silk dress strewn with pearls, is found in a meadow outside the smoking city of Béziers, where 20,000 people have just been massacred. Adopted by Lady Esclarmonde, the fiery Jeanne is educated in the ways of the Cathars -- the "pure ones," pacifist, vegetarian, chaste followers of Christ. Bu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060000790
ISBN-10: 0060000791
Publication Date: 6/1/2002
Pages: 288
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Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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I remember someone telling me about the Cathars many years ago (perhaps it was in French class?) but I didn't remember the whole story. I've since Googled the Cathars and learned plenty.

This was quite an enjoyable book, even if I did have to read the ending twice to figure out what happened. I like books which take a historical event and 'fill in the blanks' and tell the story from an ordinary (not necessarily a historical) person's viewpoint.
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A fantastic book about a religion I have never heard of! A good story that you will learn something from.
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