The Tragedy of the Templars

The Tragedy of the Templars

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by Michael Haag
     
 

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From Michael Haag, bestselling author of The Templars: The History and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, an exciting new look at the rise of Templar power and the saga of their destruction.
 
Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was a religious order dedicated to defending the Holy Land and its

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From Michael Haag, bestselling author of The Templars: The History and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, an exciting new look at the rise of Templar power and the saga of their destruction.
 
Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was a religious order dedicated to defending the Holy Land and its 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—and the chief defenders of Christian society against growing Muslim forces.
 
In The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States, Haag masterfully details the conflicts and betrayals that sent this faction of powerful knights spiraling from domination to condemnation.
 
This stirring and thoroughly researched work of historical investigation includes maps and full-color photographs of important cultural sites, many of which doubled as battlefields during the Crusades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062059772
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/13/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
862,271
File size:
4 MB

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 Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Dennis3150 More than 1 year ago
Publishers Weekly: "Throughout, the book suffers from one-sidedness: the author consistently characterizes the Muslims as brutal and vengeful" So because it depicts the Muslims of the time as HOW THEY ACTUALLY WERE, its one sided.. Only in the warped indoctrinated mind of a liberal book reviewer would that make sense. I suppose it 'escaped' this reviewers attention the reason the crusades were launched, the attacks against christian pilgrims and relentless attacks on the Byzantine empire on top of slave raiding by muslims on Italy and the Balkans; on top of the beyond brutal attacks and conquests of Hindu territory that most people seem to ignore or excuse.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
o.o
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Mm.
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