It is important to distinguish clearly this Waldensian movement from the so-called albigensian one.
The albigensian Crusade is no isolated page in the annals of the Midi.
The albigensian wars were the most successful attempt to extirpate heresy known in history.
The immediate purpose of their Order was resistance to the albigensian heresy.
He at once threw himself into his rude task with an energy that showed him to be a true son of the albigensian crusader.
The Jews, on their side, marked this year of the albigensian crusade as a "year of mourning."
With the death of Simon de Montfort the albigensian wars changed in character.
Here it was that Dominic got his first view of the aggressive albigensian heretics.
The pious Simon de Montfort thus consulted the "sacred lots" ere taking the cross for the albigensian crusade.
For the next ten years he was more or less concerned with the hideous atrocities of the albigensian war.
c.1600, "relating to the Albigenses," Catharist religious reformers of southern France c.1020-1250, Medieval Latin Albigenses (12c.), from French Albi, name of the town in Languedoc where they lived and were first condemned as heretics (1176). The town name is from Roman personal name Albius, from Latin albus "white" (see alb).