Who was in life "Purple Knight"?

Who was in life "Purple Knight"? Bassoon - this is known to be a musical instrument. But not only. This word is also used in the idiom "to be like a bunch of wood" (tasteless clothes) and "to give the fire" (heresy). A «fagotin» means "clown".

Fagot, he same cows, clearly relates to the music - after all, a former regent, and the organization of the circle of choral singing, he managed more than successful. And he wore tasteless, and the fool he is excellent ... But what is heresy?

To answer this question, we turn to the purple 1,111,112. Knight [/url] Unsuccessfully joked about light and darkness, and the appeal for it in a clown, who had proshutit longer than desired.

Who is he and what was a joke?

... In the 11-12 centuries in South France 11,111,121. has been refined and elevated culture, wearing the name of the Albigensian in honor of the city of Albi.

Albigenses professed religion of the Cathars, who considered themselves the true followers of Christ, rejected the Catholic Church, distorted, in their opinion, the true meaning of Christianity. They believed that the world has two forces - good and evil, God and the devil, and God created the heaven and the devil - the Earth. Therefore, it is the devil is the lord of the earthly world.

Cathars were divided into "believers" and "perfect". Perfect lead an ascetic life: they were forbidden to engage in sexual relations, they were living communities and were vegetarians. True resolved joy of the flesh, and among them were a lot of 1,111,116. Knights 11,111,121. and beautiful ladies (who created "The courts of love" and courtly etiquette), and the troubadours, who glorified the beauty of the valor of the first and second. Some troubadours were themselves knights.

The Catholic Church at that time was too weak to destroy heresy and seize the land of heretics. But in the early 13 th century Pope formed an alliance with the French king and army under the leadership of Simon de Montfort came to the land of Provence and Languedoc. The war was bloody and merciless. Notorious Bishop Amory after capturing the city in Beziers answer to the question how to distinguish Catholics from Qatar, ordered: "Beat all - God will decide that their". The city was 1,111,118. ruthlessly cut
- Men, women and even babies.

During the siege of Toulouse, Simon de Montfort was killed. It caused jubilation in the camp of the Albigenses. He expressed the unknown author of "Poems of the Albigensian Crusade", writing: "On all the city has condescended so happy that out of darkness come true light. In the Provencal dialect, it really sounds like a pun («l'escurs esclairzic»).

What we know about the author? Like the purple knight, he remains nameless, but says that he fought in the ranks of the defenders of Toulouse, was a magician and student of Merlin, he could foresee the future and cause the dead. All this can and Bassoon.

And in another poem Albigensian Knight troubadour Kadeneta a vignette depicting the author in a dark purple cloak ...

Why purple knight never smiles?

... The death of de Montfort did not save the Albigenses. In late 1220-ies combined army of the king and the Pope won. Provence was ruined, and the Albigenses cut or burned at the stake. Their last stronghold remained impregnable mountain castle Monsgur. He long held, but eventually fell. All the surviving defenders were executed. None of them did not want to be saved by adopting Catholicism. It Monsgur many consider the prototype of the famous Monsalvata - mysterious and magical castle, which houses the Holy Grail.

Few survived the Albigenses moved to Catholicism or were fugitives and wanderers. Troubadours instead of love and war began to compose poems, "laments" - in memory of his perished province. Bernart Sikart de Marvedzhols wrote: "The deplorable thoughts I plunged into inconsolable grief. I can not describe my sorrow no, no anger ... I am furious and angry always, I sigh at night, and my groaning is not silent, even when the dream includes me. "

So, when life Corowa Fagott was Albigensian knight, magician and necromancer, as a punishment for bad joke (unsuccessful because, according to the beliefs of the Cathars, the darkness and the light under any circumstances can not be mixed) for many centuries was the jester. Magician and visionary, however, he remained still.

And this discovery leads to very interesting thoughts about Yeshua ha-Nozri. Many copies have been broken in disputes about how his image corresponds to the Christian tradition, and how - the author's imagination. The answer is neither here nor there: the image of Yeshua not is canonical in terms of Church But it is in the tradition of the Cathars, followers of "pure and true" doctrine, distorted the church, who in the novel is Matthew Levi.

No wonder the novel mentions the names of the robbers - Dismas and Gestas. These names can be found only in the apocryphal Gospel of Nicodemus. None of the canonical source they are not. This same Gospel pays very much attention to the image of Pilate, describing his attempts to save Jesus, and grief after his death.

Thus, the "Master" is written entirely in the spirit of tradition, but tradition is not canonical and apocryphal. Tradition, the followers of which were destroyed as ruthlessly as Yeshua ha-Nozri.

And it opens the novel is one structural layer.

At the beginning of 1. AD in Judea, which was under the auspices of 11,111,114. Rome [/url] Appears Yeshua - holy to some, a dangerous heretic and a criminal for others: for the Roman authorities, and for the Jewish high priests. And the dominant structure in the face of union of secular and spiritual power destroys it.

It takes several hundred years - and Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire. Olden martyrs become the persecutors. And after a thousand-odd years after the death of Yeshua Cathars appear and assert that they preserved the purity of his teachings. And now it is secular and spiritual power of destroying them in the name of Jesus.

It takes another eight centuries - and at one-sixth of the land the church is destroyed, and the name of Jesus has become something of a curse. And again there is a heretic, in his basement at night, tells the story of Yeshua and Pilate, and incur persecution of secular power in life and damnable spiritual power to this day.

And all this time is invisibly present beside Woland - the creator and ruler of the material world, if you believe catarrh. He watches as Pilate sentenced Joshua to death, he picks up a purple knight in his retinue, and he also appeared in Moscow in order to, inter alia, to take to himself another one трубадура – безымянного, как и автор шутки о свете и тьме – и его прекрасную даму, ведущую свой род от прекраснейшей из дам своей эпохи – Маргариты Наваррской , Queen Margot.

Both Margo - and great-great-great-grandmother and great-great-great-granddaughter - certainly would feel at home in the castles of Albi and Toulouse, where ever mourned the death of purple knight. I do not descendants of whether Albigenses each year appear in the Spring Ball of Satan? And not suffered a Voland MONTSEGUR Monsalvat the flat 50 bis?

... So, the doctrine of who was executed as a heretic, is mysteriously transferred to other heretics, poets and artists. But could the Master, who created a novel about the wizard, read the Albigensian manuscript?

Yes, could. And certainly read. "Poem on the Albigensian Crusade" was 11,111,120. Lenin Library [/url] As the study of N. Peyrat, in which he tells about the vignette as a knight in a purple cloak. And in the Brockhaus and Efron, who Mr Mikhail often used, refers to both these books.

One of the heroes of "Theatrical Novel" name is Peter Bombardov. And in the preface to an academic publication to "Poems of the Albigensian Crusade", located in the Lenin bibioteke, said that in the 18 century the owner of the manuscript was a collector named Pierre Bombard.