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The Song of the Cathar Wars:

A History of the Albigensian Crusade

WILLIAM OF TUDELA

and an

ANONYMOUS SUCCESSOR

Translated by Janet Shirley

ASHGATE 2000


Crusade Texts in Translation

Editorial Board
Malcolm Barber (Reading), Peter Edbury (Cardiff), Bernard Hamilton (Nottingham), and Norman Housley (Leicester)

Titles in this series include:

The Conquest of Jerusalem and the Third Crusade
-Peter W. Edbury
Sources in translation

The Chronicle of the Third Crusade
-Helen J. Nicholson
A translation of the
Itinerarium peregrinorum et gesta regis Ricardi

Walter the Chancellor's 'Antiochene Wars'
-Tom Asbridge and Susan Edgington

Crusader Syria in the 13th Century
The Rothelin continuation of William of Tyre
with part of the Eracles or Acre text.
-Janet Shirley

and forthcoming:

The Rare and Excellent History of Saladin
being the 'al-Nawadir al Sultaniyya wa'l-Mahasin al-Yusufiyya' of Baha' al-Din Ibn Shaddad
-Donald Richards

Guillaume de Machaut: The Capture of Alexandria
-Janet Shirley and Peter Edbury

The Templar of Tyre
-Paul Crawford


CONTENTS

Introduction

The Canso and its authors

Outline of historical events

Reliability and value of the text

Translator's comments

Bibliography

Acknowledgements

The Song of the Cathar Wars by William of Tudela

The Song continued by William's successor

Chronology

Index

List of Maps and Figures:

1. General map for The Song of the Cathar Wars

2. Map of the Rhône Valley

3. Detail of the central area

4. Plan of Beaucaire

5. Plan of Toulouse

6. The Cross of the counts of Toulouse and the Montfort lion

7. Simon de Montfort attacks Toulouse

( Under construction - L'Histoire de la Croisade contre les Albigeois )


AVERTISSEMENS

PROPHETIQUES

D'ELIE MARION,

L'UN

DES CHEFS DES PROTESTANTS,

qui avoient pris les Armes

DANS

LES CEVENNES;

ou,

DISCOURS

PRONONCEZ PAR SA BOUCHE,

SOUS L'OPERATION DE L'ESPRIT;

ET

Fidélement reçûs dans le temps qu'il parloit.

Or à Minuit il se fit un Cri, difant, Voici l'Epoux vient; Sortez au devant de Lui.
- Matth. 25.6.

~ ~ ~

A Londres,
Chez Robert Roger, dans les Black-Fryars, prés de Holland-Street.

M. DCCVII.


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