The Trial of the Templars in Cyprus: A Complete English Edition

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This major study includes a translation of all testimony heard during the Templar trial in Cyprus in 1310 or 1311. The trial is of immense importance to the study of the history of the order because of the large number of Templar witnesses, seventy-six, many of high rank, and the ancillary testimony of fifty-six noblemen, burghers, and members, of the regular and secular clergy. What makes the trial especially significant is that torture appears not to have been used, allowing witnesses to give their opinion of the order free of the usual constraint.
A large amount of testimony omitted from the Latin edition appears here for the first time. Witnesses are cross-referenced to other Templar trials, or to Cypriot notarial documents. The work is completed by photographs, maps, an exhaustive index, lists of witnesses, and bibliography.

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Editorial Reviews

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'...eröffnet das schwierige Sujet für lateinunkundige Interessenten.'
Anke Krüger, Deutsches Archiv für Erforschung des Mittelalters, 1999.
'L'excellent travail…'
Le Moyen Age, 2000.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004100800
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Medieval Mediterranean Series, #17
  • Pages: 502

Meet the Author

Anne Gilmour-Bryson, Ph.D. (1980) in Medieval Studies, Université de Montréal, has published widely on the Templar Order and the use of computers in medieval studies. She is the author of The trial of the Templars in the Papal State and the Abruzzi (Città del Vaticano, 1982). Associate Professor of History and Coordinator of the Interdepartmental Programme in Medieval Studies at the University of Melbourne.
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Map of Cyprus by L. de Mas Latrie
Map of Cyprus and The Latin Kingdom
Legend for Symbols used within the Text

Introduction 1
Preliminaries 43
Testimony of Non-Templar Witnesses 51
Templar Witnesses, Short Depositions 77
Templar Witnesses, Long Depositions 155
Testimony of Non-Templar Witnesses 405
Closing Notary Statement 441

Table 1 Comparative List of Accusations 443
Table 2 List of Witnesses 447

Illustrations 452
Bibliography 453
Index 465

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