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Knights Templar and Their Myth

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Publisher Comments:

Bound by religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the Knights Templar were a Military Crusading Order engaged in religious war in the Holy Land. At the end of the thirteenth century, after their withdrawal from Syria, they became the apparently innocent victims of a campaign of slander and persecution mounted against them by the French government.

The ruthless dissolution of the Knights Templar was only the beginning of a new and strange chapter in their history. They soon became the focus of numerous beliefs about their presumed occult powers, and by the eighteenth century their history had undergone a mythical metamorphosis--they figured highly in occult fantasies of magical practices and hidden knowledge as well as in the romance of the Gothic novel, with its frequent tales of monastic impropriety.

In this widely praised book, author Peter Partner elucidates the history of the Templars as well as the beliefs that have developed around them in more recent times. From the tangled traditions of occultism to concepts of crusading chivalry, from political conspiracy to governmental greed and papal corruption, Partner shows how a medieval act of political injustice grew into a modern fantasy.

Synopsis:

Peter Partner, Ph.D. is the author of several books and articles onmedieval and Renaissance history. He has worked as a journalist in Italy,the Middle East, and North Africa, and has taught at Winchester College(England) since 1955.

The Knights Templar and Their Myth

A Rational, Terrifying Picture of the Barbaric Times

When Popes Were Cruel and Kings Killed With Impunity

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: The Templars

1. The Origins and Functions of the Templars

2. Criticism and Alienation

3. Magic, Heresy, and Conspiracy

4. The Trial

Part 2: The Myth

5. The Making of the Myth

6. The Secret Societies

7. The Romantic Dream

8. The Politics of the Marvelous

Notes

Bibliography of Work Cited

Indexandnbsp;

andquot;A systematic examination of the Knights Templar around whom such great magical myths have arisen . . . excellent work.andquot;
< p > < i > The Book Reader < /i > < /p > This widely praised study of the rise and fall of the Knights Templar examines the history of the Templars and the beliefs that have developed around them. From the tangled traditions of occultism and chivalry, to the intrigue of political conspiracy, governmental greed and papal corruption, the author shows how a medieval act of political injustice grew into the modern fantasy of Renaissance magicians and varieties of Templarism in our own time. < br / > andquot;An excellent argumentative discussion...often original and always fascinating.andquot;
< em > London Times Literary Supplement < /em >

andquot;Illuminating and very well written...enlightening and entertaining.andquot;
< em > Religious Studies Review < /em >

andquot;A systematic examination of the Knights Templar around whom such great magical myths have arisen... Partner has created a rational, terrifying picture of the barbaric times when popes were cruel and kings killed with impunity...Excellent work.andquot;
< em > The Book Reader < /em >

andquot;Refreshing reading in light of much of Templar oriented books over the last 10 or 15 years." Well worth reading . . . clear, to the point, and supported with numerous references.andquot;
< strong > Mark Stavish < /strong > , < i > Voxhermes < /i >

Synopsis:

This widely praised study of the rise and fall of the Knights Templarexamines the fabrications and illusions about the Order, from the Renaissancemagicians to varieties of Templarism in our own time.andnbsp;

Synopsis:

This widely praised study of the rise and fall of the Knights Templar examines the history of the Templars and the beliefs that have developed around them. From the tangled traditions of occultism and chivalry, to the intrigue of political conspiracy, governmental greed and papal corruption, the author shows how a medieval act of political injustice grew into a modern fantasy.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-203) and index.

About the Author

Peter Partner, Ph.D. is the author of several books and articles on medieval and Renaissance history. He has worked as a journalist in Italy, the Middle East, and North Africa, and has taught at Winchester College (England) since 1955.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: The Templars

1. The Origins and Functions of the Templars

2. Criticism and Alienation

3. Magic, Heresy, and Conspiracy

4. The Trial

Part 2: The Myth

5. The Making of the Myth

6. The Secret Societies

7. The Romantic Dream

8. The Politics of the Marvelous

Notes

Bibliography of Works Cited

Index 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892812738
Author:
Partner, Peter
Publisher:
Destiny Books
Location:
Rochester, Vt. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Church Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Magick Studies
Subject:
Freemasons
Subject:
Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Templars History.
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
INNER TRADITIONS OF THE WEST
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
19900531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
8.26x5.41x.71 in. .62 lbs.

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Product details 232 pages Destiny Books - English 9780892812738 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Peter Partner, Ph.D. is the author of several books and articles onmedieval and Renaissance history. He has worked as a journalist in Italy,the Middle East, and North Africa, and has taught at Winchester College(England) since 1955.

The Knights Templar and Their Myth

A Rational, Terrifying Picture of the Barbaric Times

When Popes Were Cruel and Kings Killed With Impunity

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1: The Templars

1. The Origins and Functions of the Templars

2. Criticism and Alienation

3. Magic, Heresy, and Conspiracy

4. The Trial

Part 2: The Myth

5. The Making of the Myth

6. The Secret Societies

7. The Romantic Dream

8. The Politics of the Marvelous

Notes

Bibliography of Work Cited

Indexandnbsp;

andquot;A systematic examination of the Knights Templar around whom such great magical myths have arisen . . . excellent work.andquot;
< p > < i > The Book Reader < /i > < /p > This widely praised study of the rise and fall of the Knights Templar examines the history of the Templars and the beliefs that have developed around them. From the tangled traditions of occultism and chivalry, to the intrigue of political conspiracy, governmental greed and papal corruption, the author shows how a medieval act of political injustice grew into the modern fantasy of Renaissance magicians and varieties of Templarism in our own time. < br / > andquot;An excellent argumentative discussion...often original and always fascinating.andquot;
< em > London Times Literary Supplement < /em >

andquot;Illuminating and very well written...enlightening and entertaining.andquot;
< em > Religious Studies Review < /em >

andquot;A systematic examination of the Knights Templar around whom such great magical myths have arisen... Partner has created a rational, terrifying picture of the barbaric times when popes were cruel and kings killed with impunity...Excellent work.andquot;
< em > The Book Reader < /em >

andquot;Refreshing reading in light of much of Templar oriented books over the last 10 or 15 years." Well worth reading . . . clear, to the point, and supported with numerous references.andquot;
< strong > Mark Stavish < /strong > , < i > Voxhermes < /i >

"Synopsis" by , This widely praised study of the rise and fall of the Knights Templarexamines the fabrications and illusions about the Order, from the Renaissancemagicians to varieties of Templarism in our own time.andnbsp;
"Synopsis" by , This widely praised study of the rise and fall of the Knights Templar examines the history of the Templars and the beliefs that have developed around them. From the tangled traditions of occultism and chivalry, to the intrigue of political conspiracy, governmental greed and papal corruption, the author shows how a medieval act of political injustice grew into a modern fantasy.
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