The Trial of the Templars in Cyprus: A Complete English Edition available in Hardcover
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- Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
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.
About 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.
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations Preface Map of Cyprus by L. de Mas Latrie Map of Cyprus and The Latin Kingdom Legend for Symbols used within the Text Introduction 1Preliminaries 43Testimony of Non-Templar Witnesses 51Templar Witnesses, Short Depositions 77Templar Witnesses, Long Depositions 155Testimony of Non-Templar Witnesses 405Closing Notary Statement 441Table 1 Comparative List of Accusations 443Table 2 List of Witnesses 447Illustrations 452Bibliography 453Index 465