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  • The Cistercians

    The Cistercians

    Book | In focus
    In 1098, Robert of Molesme founded, in a place called Cistels, his New Monastery. After difficult beginnings the Order of Cistercians, with the impetus of Stephen Harding, then of Bernard of Clairvaux, expanded rapidly across the whole of Europe (...)
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  • The Cathars

    The Cathars

    Book | In Situ
    In the first centuries of our era, Christian dogma slowly developed. Those who moved away from it, heretics, were excluded from the Church and even fought by temporal power. During the 12th century, in all parts of Europe, a dualistic (...)
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  • The Castles of the Cathar Country

    The Castles of the Cathar Country

    Puzzle | Puzzles
    A jigsaw puzzle with 1,000 mini-pieces is obviously more difficult and will please puzzle-lovers. The illustration is a photomontage that allows most of the castles in the former Cathar lands to be visualised: Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Termes, (...)
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  • the roads to Compostela

    the roads to Compostela

    Book | In focus
    At the dawn of the 9th century, a star appeared in the skies above Galicia. It led to the discovery of the tomb of James the Great, the apostle of Christ. In the 12th century, the Field of the Star became Compostela, one of the three great (...)
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  • The Templars

    The Templars

    Book | In focus
    The Order of the Knights Templar was founded in Jerusalem in 1119, after the First Crusade and the creation of the Latin Kingdoms of the East, to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land. Simultaneously monks and warriors, their white mantles (...)
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  • The Cistercians

    The Cistercians

    Book | In Situ
    The Cistercian adventure began in the year 1098, when Robert of Molesme, Alberic and Stephen Harding, prompted by the desire to return to the Rule of Saint Benedict, founded their Novum Monasterium in a place called Cistels. With Bernard of (...)
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  • The Roads to Santiago

    The Roads to Santiago

    Book | In Situ
    The discovery of the tomb of James the Greater at the beginning of the 9th century, near Iria Flavia at the north-west of the Iberian peninsula, gave birth to one of the three great pilgrimages of Christianity. Although the figure of the (...)
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  • Construction of a Benedictine abbey

    Construction of a Benedictine abbey

    Puzzle | Puzzles
    A jigsaw puzzle with 1,000 mini-pieces is obviously more difficult and will please puzzle-lovers. The illustration is the construction of a Benedictine abbey, as shown on a wooden panel at the Cistercian abbey of Maulbronn in Germany. On the (...)
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  • The Cathars

    The Cathars

    DVD | DVD Long
    At the end of the 12th century what the religious powers of Rome called heresy, spread over the Occitan lands: Catharism. This religion was the result of great spiritual demand and was widely implanted in all levels of society: it was tolerated, (...)
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  • The Cathars

    The Cathars

    Book | In focus
    For having tried, like “good Christians”, to explain that Evil could not possibly have sprung from a divine source, the Cathars, during the 13th century, were to fall victim to a succession of violent acts, each perpetrated in the (...)
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