Written in English
A narrative history of the Knights Templar draws on extensive original sources to separate fact from myth, exploring their actual work and influence, the reasons they fell out of favor, and whether or not they were guilty of heresy.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|LC Classifications||CR4743 .J66 2017|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates|
|Number of Pages||428|
|LC Control Number||2017025385|
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Prelude. While the Templars had started off well and were at times considered the model of Christian knighthood, it wasn't long before resentment of their privileges, of their being "rich as kings", and criticism of some of their actions in war began to surface. For example, at the siege of Damascus in , the Templars as well as the Hospitallers were accused of accepting bribes to convince. Addison details the rise of the Templars to become, essentially, the first multinational corporation. The Templars were entrusted by the Church and States of Europe to be the spearhead of the crusades. In the process they gained immense wealth and influence, although individual Templars took a vow of poverty. Jones provides a meaty, well-researched history replete with primary source quotes. Organized in four distinct parts, the narrative clearly lays out the story of the Templars and their changing fortunes. Though steeped in the facts of medieval history, the book presents as accessible to general readers. An exceptional introduction to the Templars. “The story of the Templars, the ultimate holy warriors, is an extraordinary saga of fanaticism, bravery, treachery and betrayal, and in Dan Jones they have a worthy chronicler. Templars is a wonderful book!” — Bernard Cornwell, author of The Last KingdomBrand: Penguin Publishing Group.