Resolved Question: What to do In Castres,
I have moved to Castres, France for the school year for my studies. I am terrible homesick and on a strict budget of 50 Euros a Month for leisure! I can speak French fluently. What can I do in my spare time. I enjoy sports and generally being outdoors and would also like to get a little job, maybe baby sitting. Where would I post this advertisement (to offer baby sitting) ? Where do the young people/teenagers go? I would like to meet people my own age. I am 18. Any tips on how to survive in this town would be useful.
Thanks in advance
Posted on 6 September 2011 | 5:28 am
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Posted on 25 March 2011 | 1:42 pm
Resolved Question: What do you think the
An unholy cross
The common people, tired of extortionate demands and the general decadence of the clergy, he was attracted by the lifestyle of the Cathars. The perfect identified the Catholic Church and its hierarchy with the "synagogue of Satan" and "the mother of harlots" in Revelation (Apocalypse) 3:9 and 17:5. The doctrine of the Cathars flourished and supplanted the Church in southern France. The reaction of Pope Innocent III was to launch and fund the so-called Albigensian Crusade, organized the First Crusade within Christendom against people who claimed to be Christian.
Through letters and legacies, the pope pestered kings, earls, dukes and gentlemen Catholics of Europe. Promised indulgences and the riches of Languedoc to all who fought to eradicate heresy in any way. " His summons did not fail to be met. Headed by Catholic prelates and monks, a mixed army of crusaders, from the north of France, Flanders and Germany, went to the south, the Rhone valley.
The destruction of Béziers marked the beginning of a war of conquest that destroyed Languedoc in an orgy of fire and blood. Albi, Carcassonne, Castres, Foix, Narbonne, and Toulouse Termes all fell before the bloodthirsty Crusaders. In Cathar strongholds, such as Cassis, Minerve and Lavaur, hundreds of perfect were burned at the stake. According to the monk-chronicler Pierre des Vaux-de-Cernay, the Crusaders, "with joy of heart, burned alive perfect '. In 1229, after 20 years of fighting and devastation, Languedoc began to come under the French crown. But the killing was not over.
The Inquisition apply the death blow
In 1231, Pope Gregory IX instituted the papal Inquisition, in order to support the armed struggle. At first, the inquisitorial system was based on complaints and constraints; later in systematic torture. His goal was to eradicate what the sword had been unable to destroy. The judges of the Inquisition - mostly Dominican and Franciscan friars - were subject to accountability only to the pope. The official punishment for heresy was death by burning at the stake. The brutality and fanaticism of the Inquisitors were such that riots broke out in Albi and Toulouse and elsewhere. In Avignonet, all members of the inquisitorial court were massacred.
In 1244, the surrender of the mountain fortress of Montsegur, the last refuge of many perfect, was the death blow to apply doctrine of the Cathars. About 200 men and women perished in mass burned in piles. Over the years, the Inquisition hunted down the remaining Cathars. The last Cathar was supposedly burned at the stake in Languedoc, in 1330. The book Medieval Heresy mentions: "The fall of the Albigenses was the main coin of the Inquisition."
To see this video very interesting about the inquisition:
Posted on 4 July 2010 | 6:24 am
Resolved Question: Where did Pierre de
Posted on 10 February 2010 | 8:25 am
Resolved Question: Mountainous Regions of
I am trying to find out, what parts are the most mountainous and popular. By this I mean, what are some major cities that are situated in/near mountains?
Also, are there any cities in particular that generally have more jobs than other areas?
I am planning to go to France to work, and I would prefer to be in the mountains (grew up in Austria), but mainly I am looking for a nice city that may offer a decent job.
Any knowledge you can share about France would be greatly appreciated, thank you!
Posted on 6 January 2009 | 7:56 am