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eBook The Knights Templar ePub
Author: martin-sean
Language: English
ISBN: 1842433326
ISBN13: 978-1842433324
Publisher: Pocket Essentials (2009)
Pages: 174
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Rating: 4.6
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The Knights Templar ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?’ Napoleon Bonaparte Acknowledgements Thanks are due to Nicholas Mark Harding, for lending me certain not-so-ancient tomes on this occasion, Mike Paine for the usual moral support, and Richard Leigh, for his advice relating to matters discussed in Chapter . ntroduction: The Temple and the Myth On the morning of 21 January 1793, the French king, Louis. What is history, but a fable agreed upon?’ Napoleon Bonaparte.

Sean Martin has written a very well structured book.

The Knights Templar - Sean Martin. The myths surrounding them will be examined in a later chapter. Whether or not there is any truth to them is, of course, another matter.

During the winter of 1149–50, King Baldwin III gave the Templars Gaza, which lay a dozen or so miles to the south.

Sean Martin (born in Weston-super-Mare, England, in 1966) is an Anglo-Irish writer and film director. Martin studied film and history in Plymouth, and later lived in London

The Knights Templar book.

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Publication date: 2004. The Knights Templar1. Introduction: The Temple and the Myth3.

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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 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, the founders of Freemasonry, possessors of the Holy Grail and creators of the Turin Shroud. Sean Martin considers both the orthodox and conspiratorial version of events, and includes the latest revelations from the Vatican Library.
The Knights Templar is ideal for someone trying to make sense of the complexity of Templar tales. It is well referenced and amazingly easy to read considering the time span and geographic extent involved in the subject matter.
Freaky Hook
While not an exhaustive history, this book does give a very well written and concise history of the Knights Templar. It also has an appendix covering the fate of the order, as well as some of the myths about where its members ended up after their suppression by the Church.
Knight Templar History!
This is an excellent, sober and balanced primer on what has been the subject of hysterical writing in the last few years, especially since the release of The Da Vinci Code.

Sean Martin has written a very well structured book. It's divided into four main sections: the origins, activities, and fall of the Templars, as well as an additional section on the current mythology surrounding The Order.

It lays out the whole history of The Order, from Hughes de Payen's offer to the King of Jerusalem, to Bernard of Clairvaux's lobbying to the Council of Clermont, the first crusade and then on to the eventual downfall of the Templars with Jacques de Molay's execution in 1314. I won't enumerate all the details because if you're reading this review, you are probably a Templar buff, in which case you know all this. For those looking for an introduction to this subject, this is THE book to get.

Sean Martin has an elegant, simple writing style, making the book a very easy read (which is bad news, because you finish it too quickly).

Too many history books are written in too scholarly a tone, resulting in a very tedious read-you only need to check some of the weightier volumes on the Crusades. The writing style of this book makes you feel part of the events unfolding page by page. Occasional dry humor that comes out in the writing adds to the enjoyment (bottom part of p83 had me in stitches, if that is not too irreverent a reaction for what is a serious subject).

A bonus is that the storyline of the Templars in this book is weaved faultlessly with that of the Crusades, so that it also de facto becomes a primer on the latter. Not too many books on the Templars do this well-Gordon Napier's "The Rise and Fall of the Knights Templar" is one of a few that comes to mind.

Some maps, a chronology of Templar history, the list of Grand Masters (for you conspiracy theorists, this list ends with Jacques de Molay and not someone living today) and the list of formal charges against The Order rounds out what is a great little book.

Being a Pocket Essentials book, it is smaller than most works on this subject, but in my opinion, it is one of the best and if you are interested in the Templars or the Crusades, this is one book you should definitely have in your library.

in veritate victorias
Interesting reading.
Makes you want to do more research.
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