About this book
A passionate history of the great war on heresy which dominated medieval Europe. Explains which beliefs and practices were considered heretical, how they arose and why they were seen as such a threat. Based on the evidence of the time.
The great war on heresy obsessed medieval Europe in the centuries after the first millennium. This title focuses on the motives and anxieties of those who declared and conducted the war: what were the beliefs and practices they saw as heretical? How might such beliefs have arisen? And why were they such a threat?