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The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple

The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple

by Malcolm Barber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521558727

ISBN-13: 9780521558723

Pub. Date: 09/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Order of the Temple, founded in 1119 to protect pilgrims around Jerusalem, developed into one of the most influential corporations in the medieval world. It has retained its hold on the modern imagination, thanks to the dramatic events of the Templars' trial and abolition two hundred years later, and has been invoked in historical mysteries from masonic

Overview

The Order of the Temple, founded in 1119 to protect pilgrims around Jerusalem, developed into one of the most influential corporations in the medieval world. It has retained its hold on the modern imagination, thanks to the dramatic events of the Templars' trial and abolition two hundred years later, and has been invoked in historical mysteries from masonic conspiracy to the survival of the Turin shroud. Malcolm Barber's lucid narrative separates myth from history in this full and detailed account of the Order, from its origins, flourishing and suppression to the Templars' historical afterlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521558723
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Series:
Canto Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Origins; 2. The concept; 3. The rise of the Templars in the east in the twelfth century; 4. Hattin to La Forbie; 5. The last years of the Templars in Palestine and Syria; 6. Templar life; 7. The Templar network; 8. The end of the Order; 9. From Molay's curse to Foucault's Pendulum.

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