Crusade Against the Grail: The Struggle between the Cathars, by Otto Rahn

By Otto Rahn

The 1st English translation of the ebook that finds the Cathar stronghold at Monts?gur to be the repository of the Holy Grail • offers the historical past of the Papal persecution of the Cathars that lies hidden within the medieval epic Parzival and within the poetry of the troubadours • presents new insights into the lifestyles and demise of this talented and debatable writer campaign opposed to the Grail is the bold publication that popularized the legend of the Cathars and the Holy Grail. the 1st version seemed in Germany in 1933 and drew upon Rahn’s account of his explorations of the Pyrenean caves the place the heretical Cathars sect sought shelter in the course of the thirteenth century. through the years the e-book has been translated into many languages and exerted a wide impact on such authors as Trevor Ravenscroft and Jean-Michel Angebert, however it hasn't ever seemed in English in the past. a lot as German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann used Homer’s Iliad to find old Troy, Rahn believed that Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval epic Parzival held the keys to the mysteries of the Cathars and the key place of the Holy Grail. Rahn observed Parzival no longer as a piece of fiction, yet as a ancient account of the Cathars and the Knights Templar and their guardianship of the Grail, a “stone from the stars.” The campaign that the Vatican led opposed to the Cathars turned a conflict pitting Roma (Rome) opposed to Amor (love), during which the Church triumphed with flame and sword over the natural religion of the Cathars.

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Whether in Carcassonne or Foix, troubadours felt at home. In Foix, he could have met with Raimon Drut and his sister Esclarmonde and celebrated her beauty. Esclarmonde's aunt Adelaide, the daughter of Raimundo V of Toulouse and Constance of France, reigned in Carcassonne. After the death of her husband Roger Taillefer in 1193, all the possessions of the Trencavel family came under her indulgent scepter. PARSIFAL 35 Now Kyot laschantiure was the name Of one whose art compelled him To tell what shall gladden no few.

After the death of her husband Roger Taillefer in 1193, all the possessions of the Trencavel family came under her indulgent scepter. PARSIFAL 35 Now Kyot laschantiure was the name Of one whose art compelled him To tell what shall gladden no few. Kyot is that noted Provencal Who saw this Tale of Parsifal Written in that heathenish tongue. " We do not know the exact dates of the birth and death of Wolfram. Because his Parzival dates from the first decade of the thirteenth century, we could deduce that his birth took place in the last third of the twelfth century.

One year later, King Philip of France embarked from Marseille, and Richard the Lionheart from Genoa. They had agreed that their fleets would gather in Messina, where they would wait until the spring. 18 Following the model of the monasteries of Mount Athos, Lebanon, and the Sinai, he established convents in the mountains of Calabria, along the straits of Messina, and on the Lipari Islands off Sicily. Among his contemporaries, he was known as the best author of commentary on the Apocalypse of Saint John.

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