Templars and Cathars

CarcasonneouterwallThis is a guest post by Ian NumeroSei. He has published a book on the history of the Illuminati, Novus Ordo Seclorum (available only in Italian). For many years he has worked as a journalist, historian and researcher for an Italian newspaper, winning a 1999 national prize for a history-related article. He is especially interested in Modern and Medieval History. This short piece in Italian has been written in connection to some of the themes in Ian’s book. The translation has been provided by the author. Be advised that  ideas and interpretations proposed in the article are not necessarily endorsed by KTV.

La questione Catari e Cavalieri templari

Ian NumeroSei

La maggior parte delle delle persone che amano la storia inerente ai cavalieri templari sono interessati sul rapporto tra i Catari e KT. Alcuni autori recenti hanno presentato tesi erronee sul rapporto il rapporto tra Catari e Templari.
In alcuni articoli pubblicati si legge che Catari e KT erano amici o si sostenevano l’un l’altro. Storicamente queste affermazioni è completamente erronea.Papa Innocenzo III 1209 proclamò una crociata contro catari. I Catari generalmente venivano dipinti come un piccolo gruppo di eretici pacifici. Storicamente si può dire che questo non è assolutamente vero. I Catari erano un potente movimento religioso e la loro estensione geografica era enorme: dalla Bulgaria e nei Balcani, arrivando fino al nord Italia e alla Francia meridionale di Linguadoca. E ‘logico pensare se il movimento cataro era piccolo e tranquillo, Innocenzo III non avrebbe mai proclamat una crociata contro gli Albigesi/Catari. I Catari, oltre ad essere molto potenti Sono stati inoltre organizzati militarmente grazie a Raimondo VI. Possiamo dire che il Templari parteciparono ufficialmente nella crociata contro gli Albigesi. Il gran maestro dell’Ordine del periodo, Armand de Périgord, mise a disposizione del comandante in capo dei crociati, Simone de Beaufort, un contingente di circa 280 cavalieri. L’Ordine dei Templari non fu in grado però di partecipare alla seconda parte della spedizione contro gli Albigesi. Tali Eventi storici eventi storici sono sufficienti a dimostrare che tra i Templari e gli eretici catari non solo non c’erano contatti politici ma non vi era qualsivogli somiglianza nella dottrina religiosa!

The controversy regarding the Knights Templars and the Cathars

By Ian NumeroSei

Most people who like the history of the KT are interested in the relationship between the Cathars and the KT. Several recent authors have come up with misleading statements regarding this matter. In some articles we read that the Cathars and the KT maintained a friendship or supported each other. Historically speaking, these statements are completely false. In 1209, Pope Innocent III declared a crusade against the Cathars. The Cathars have been generally represented as a small group of peaceful heretics. From a historic point of view, we can say that this is absolutely not true. The Cathars were a powerful religious movement and their geographical scope was huge: from Bulgaria and the Balkans, reaching up to northern Italy and southern France in the Languedoc. It is logical to think if the Cathar movement was small and peaceful, Innocent III would have never declared a crusade against the Albigenses/Cathars. The Cathars as well as being very powerful were also organized militarily, thanks to Raimondo VI. We can say that the Templars officially  participated in the crusade against the Albigenses. The grand master of the Order at the time, Armand de Perigord, placed a contingent of two hundred and eighty knights at the disposal of the Crusade’s commander in chief, Simone de Beaufort. The Templar Order was not able to participate in the second part of the expedition against the Albigenses. These historical events are sufficient to show that between the Templars and the Cathars heretics there were NO political contacts, OR ANY SIMILARITY IN THE RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE!

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