Re: Counter-insurgency and Guerilla

From: KYER, JEFFREY <jeff.kyer_at_...>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 10:02:36 -0500

> Sory, it was more a conquest war led by northern lords in search of pillage
> and fame than counter insurgency. The Albigensians didn't had people support
> and reprensented only a few pourcents of the population. Politicaly it can
> be seen as a covered (and successfull) attempt of the French king to
> a) Stop the rising of the counts of Toulouse
> b) Counter the power of the House of Aragon in the south of France.
> Nothing of a people's war.

...and to destroy a heresy that was utterly dangerous to the survival of the Church.

Crusades do require a certain amount of Papal approval. However, I think that this is going OT.


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