Indeed a novel and unprecedented form of induction into knighthood! The last two lines are a quotation from the Song of the Cathar Warslaissecited above: And I have heard it said that this must be so - If by killing men and spilling blood, By wasting souls, and preaching murder, By following evil counsels, and raising fires, By ruining noblemen and besmirching paratge, By pillaging the country, and by exalting Pride, By stoking up wickedness and stifling good, By massacring women and their infants, A man can win Jesus in this world, then Simon surely wears a crown, resplendent in heaven.
Who that was present could not refrain from tears? The death of Simon de Montfort at Toulouse in In the year of the Incarnation of the Wordthe noble Count Rencontre a neuilly saint front Montfort and numerous of his barons and knights gathered together at Castelnaudary on the feast of the nativity of John the Baptist [24 June].
From now on knighthood would have a more distinctive Christian character. His knighthood was notable as it marked an important transition. There was in the town a mangonel built by our carpenters And dragged with its platform from St Sernin. In this way, with great ceremony, Amaury became a knight.
In he participated in the Sixth Crusade and was taken prisoner after the defeat at Gaza. The consensus is that the writer of the Song of the Cathar Wars had it about right [laisse ]. As it was summertime and Castelnaudary was too small to hold the huge crowd in attendance not least because it had previously been destroyed once or even twice the Count had a number of pavilions erected on a pleasant level place nearby.
Our most Christian Count wished the Bishop of Orleans to appoint his son a knight of Christ and personally hand him the belt of knighthood. Everyone, knights as well as clergy, gathered to hear the mass.
Click on the following link for more on the Seal of Simon de Montfort. He was imprisoned in Cairo and was freed inbut died the same year in Calabria while on his way home. Making a knight had been a rough-and-ready secular ceremony, but Simon turned the ceremony into a religious one, performed during a mass at the alter, and referring to passages in the Old Testament where God requires the first born to be dedicated to him.
Here is a description of his death from the contemporary Song of the Cathar Warslaissewritten in Occitan: He was just a boy at the beginning of the war, but was 18 and ready to become a knight by The Bishops of Orleans and Auxerre, bowing before the alter, put the belt of knighthood round the youth, and with great devotion led the Veni Creator Spiritus.
Only with the help of France could he avoid utter defeat.
Simon de Montfort left few friends in the lands he pillaged and tried to rule. The Count was accompanied by the two venerable bishops [of Auxerre and Orleans] and some crusader knights. During a typically brave action to retrieve a siege engine called a "cat" he was struck full on the head by a stone from a trebuchet, traditionally claimed to have been operated by the women of Toulouse.
The following account comes from the Historia: Amaury de Montfort accompanied his father Simon and mother Alix de Montmorency on the Crusade against the gathers. Bleeding and black, the Count dropped dead on the ground. As the Bishop stood at the alter performing the mass, the Count took Amaury, his eldest son, by his right hand, and the Countess by his left hand; they approached the alter and offered him to the Lord, requesting the Bishop to appoint him a knight in the service of Christ.
Simon was roundly hated in the Languedoc for his cruelty and ambition.
He continues to be hated to this day. The bishop for some time resisted this request but was at length vanquished by the prayers of the Count and our people, and yielded to their request.Michel Leiris (Julien Michel Leiris), né le 20 avril à Paris 16 e et mort le 30 septembre à 89 ans à Saint-Hilaire dans l'Essonne , est un écrivain, poète, ethnologue et critique d'art français.
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Like Saint Dominic who followed him, he made it his business to convert the supposedly heretical Cathars of the Languedoc back to the One True Catholic Church. dieu me pardonne c'est son métier De plus, les auteurs soutiennent que ces paramètres – qui sont basés sur les adresses des auteurs – sous-estiment l’impact de la Chine.
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