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The Knights Templar: The History and Myths of the Legendary Military Order

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This book is an essential exploration into the history of a legendary group of Crusaders, which are prominently featured in Dan Brown's recent best seller, The Da Vinci Code. The Knights Templar rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages. Formed to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land, they participated in the Crusades and rapidly gained wealth, lands, and influence. Seemingly untouchable for nearly two centuries, they fell from grace spectacularly after the loss of the Holy Land. In the ensuing centuries the Templars have exerted a unique influence over European history; orthodox historians see them as nothing more than soldier-monks whose arrogance was their ultimate undoing, while others see them as occultists of the first order. With clarity and ease, Martin navigates between the orthodox and the speculative, the historical and the myth, to bring alive the story of the Templars. Like those other legends of the Middle Ages—the characters of the Arthurian tales—The Knights Templar holds captive the imagination of all those intrigued by conspiracy and how history and myth intertwine to become the stuff of legend.

Synopsis:

With clarity and ease, Martin navigates between the historical and the myth to bring alive this essential exploration into the history of a legendary group of crusaders, which rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560256458
Author:
Martin, Sean
Publisher:
Thunder's Mouth Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
HISTORY / Europe/General
Subject:
Military religious orders -- History.
Subject:
Templars History.
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 5 oz

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"Synopsis" by , With clarity and ease, Martin navigates between the historical and the myth to bring alive this essential exploration into the history of a legendary group of crusaders, which rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages.
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