Monday, November 26, 2012

Languedoc

Rick Steves on France's hidden corner. Regarding the Albigensian Crusade, it was really fought over salt. The South of France had vast reserves of salt and the North invaded. Heresy was an excuse for a war of conquest. The papacy had very little to do with it.

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2 comments:

boinky said...

Mark Kurlansky's book Salt has a lot of stories about salt's influence on world history.

elena maria vidal said...

Yes, and he discusses the crusade being fought over salt.