Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Benedict of Alignan
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Benedict was born into the minor nobility in Languedoc, perhaps as early as 1190, and as a youth joined the Benedictine monastery of Lagrasse (midway between Carcassonne and Narbonne), where he became abbot in 1224. This position implicated him politically as well as spiritually in the Albigensian Crusade (1209-29): in 1226, he attempted to persuade Carcassonne and Bézi…

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Arnold, John H., “Benedict of Alignan”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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