The Templars: The History and the Myth

The Templars: The History and the Myth

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by Michael Haag
     
 

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Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from Indiana Jones to Dan Brown. In The Templars, author Michael Haag offers a definitive history of these loyal Christian soldiers of the

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Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from Indiana Jones to Dan Brown. In The Templars, author Michael Haag offers a definitive history of these loyal Christian soldiers of the Crusades—sworn to defend the Holy Land and Jerusalem, but ultimately damned and destroyed by the Pope and his church. A bestseller in the United Kingdom—the first history of the enigmatic warriors to include findings from the Chinon Parchment, the long-lost Vatican document absolving the Knights of heresy—The Templars by Michael Haag is fascinating reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061775932
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/08/2009
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
216,457
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Historian and writer Michael Haag has written widely on the Egyptian, Classical,and Medieval worlds. He is the author of The Templars: The History & the Mythand Alexandria: City of Memory, a definitive study of Cavafy, Forster, and LawrenceDurrell in the city, as well as travel guides to Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt. He livesin London.

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The Templars 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
memsie More than 1 year ago
This sorry excuse for a book spends far too long retelling Bible stories. If you want to learn about the Templars, find something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an interesting topic...written to the beat of a funeral dirge. After four attempts I could not finish the book.
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The history of the Templars given in this book is especially enlightening to those members of the VFW; since the VFW uses the same cross as its emblem. An excellant read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fact filled and easy to read. Increased my knowledge and understanding of the knights Templar. And how they became a force in the Christian and Palestinian world of their age.
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Why is this book listed in the "under $2.99" category then listed for $9.78?
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