The Pocket A-Z of the Knights Templar: A Guide to Their History and Legacy

The Pocket A-Z of the Knights Templar: A Guide to Their History and Legacy

by Gordon Napier

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Overview

The Knights Templar were among the most famous of Christian military orders. Created after the First Crusade of 1096 and endorsed by the Catholic Church in 1129, the Order grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights were some of the best equipped, trained and disciplined fighting units of the Crusades. But when the Holy Land was lost and the Templars suffered crushing defeats, support for the Order faded and rumours about their secret initiation ceremony created mistrust. When the Order suddenly disappeared, disbanded by the Pope, it gave rise to speculation and legends which have kept the name ‘Templar’ alive.From Aaron to Zion, The Pocket A–Z of the Knights Templar is an invaluable reference of the places, people, and themes of the Crusades, the Knights Templar and their legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752498676
Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,037,464
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gordon Napier is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Knights Templar. He has also published articles in Templar History Magazine, Canada.

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