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The Templars
     

The Templars

by Malcolm Barber, Keith Bate
 

The Templars were members of a monastic order established in 1099 after the success of the First Crusade. Enjoying the support of both the Church and the laity and vowed to poverty, chastity and obedience, these 'fighting monks' were the vital defenders o. A unique collection of translated sources documenting the origins of the Order and the circumstances of its

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The Templars were members of a monastic order established in 1099 after the success of the First Crusade. Enjoying the support of both the Church and the laity and vowed to poverty, chastity and obedience, these 'fighting monks' were the vital defenders o. A unique collection of translated sources documenting the origins of the Order and the circumstances of its suppression and dissolution. Offers a valuable insight into the lives of those who joined, supported, and attacked this most fascinating and enigmatic of institutions. Examines the many and varied facets of the Order's activities during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. There is no other book of translated sources devoted in its entirety to the Templars.

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"The book comprises a very substantial collection of translated material illustrative of its history. The introduction is lucid and beautifully written, and the collection will be an asset for third-year courses at universities." --Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith, Cambridge University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780719051104
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
10/11/2002
Series:
Manchester Medieval Sources
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Malcolm Barber is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Reading

Keith Bate was Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Reading

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