Karrer, Kathryn M.

Millennial Activities in Late Thirteenth-Century Albi, France
1996 0-7734-8819-7
Cornerstone events precipitating the dire predictions of the millennium occurred in sites like Albi, from 1260 to 1300. This study examines Albi's infamous inquisitorial process, and posits that events in Albi suffer when perceived as a religious phenomenon alone. This volume places those events in historical and historiographic context, reflecting the reaction to and microcosm of the political and social changes taking place at the time. Albi can then be seen as an important intellectual barometer, a mirror of millennial activities.