The Templars: The History and the Myth [NOOK Book]

Overview

The first history of the legendary knights since the Vatican momentously released the records of their trial and exoneration

Who were the Templars?
What was the secret of their wealth and power?
Why did the pope and the king of France act to destroy them?

The Knights Templar were founded on Christmas Day 1119, on the very spot in Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified. ...

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Overview

The first history of the legendary knights since the Vatican momentously released the records of their trial and exoneration

Who were the Templars?
What was the secret of their wealth and power?
Why did the pope and the king of France act to destroy them?

The Knights Templar were founded on Christmas Day 1119, on the very spot in Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified. A religious order of fighting knights, the Templars defended the Holy Land and Christian pilgrims in the decades after the First Crusade. Legendary for their bravery and dedication, the Templars became one of the wealthiest and most powerful bodies of the medieval world—until they were condemned for heresy two centuries after their foundation, when the order was abolished and its leaders were burned at the stake.

In The Templars, renowned historian Michael Haag investigates the origins and history, the enduring myths, and the soaring architecture of an enigmatic order long shrouded in mystery and controversy. The hand of the Templars, many believe, can be found in everything from Cathar heresy to Masonic conspiracies, and the Knights Templar still inspire popular culture, from Indiana Jones to Xbox games, to the novels of Dan Brown.

Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061959943
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 171,424
  • File size: 769 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Dry as dirt...

    Such an interesting topic...written to the beat of a funeral dirge. After four attempts I could not finish the book.

    11 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2013

    Poor

    This sorry excuse for a book spends far too long retelling Bible stories. If you want to learn about the Templars, find something else.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Wrong listing?

    Why is this book listed in the "under $2.99" category then listed for $9.78?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    a good historical account

    The side refersnces yo the mythys and the referances with sumary are great.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Simply Awesome!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Recommend to any reader looking for informative narrative on the knights Templar

    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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