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“It is a classic book about the Inquisition that dealt with the Cathar heresy…There aren’t many books that are accessible to a general reader, which really give a sense of the remorselessness of the process of investigation and the way it could really affect a community. This book really does convey that. It also really reveals what a goldmine the Inquisition records are for social historians.” Read more...
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“I find the Annales school of history utterly inspiring and it’s proved so seminal in terms of the ways in which we think about what we’re trying to do as historians now” Read more...
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