What this handout is about
This handout will provide a broad overview of gathering and using evidence. It will help you
decide what counts as evidence, put evidence to work in your writing, and determine whether
you have enough evidence. It will
From the eleventh to the thirteenth centuries a religious
sect called 'Cathars' spread to parts of Europe.
The word 'Cathar' is derived from the Greek 'Katharos'
The German word 'Ketter' (meaning 'heretic') was
The Byzantine Empire was the successor
state to the Roman Empire. It was also
called the Eastern or East Roman Empire
The city of Byzantium grew from an ancient
Greek colony founded on the European side
of the Bosporus.
Largely Greek spea