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

Author: Sean Martin
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Perseus Books, LLC, 2009.
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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  Read more...
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Martin, Sean.
Knights Templar : The History and Myths of the Legendary Military Order.
New York : Basic Books, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sean Martin
ISBN: 9780786727926 0786727926
OCLC Number: 896116909
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: The Temple and the Myth ; 1. The Rise of the Order of the Temple (1119-45); 2. A Church within a Church, a State within a State (1145-1291); 3. Fall and Trial (1291-1314); 4. Templar Mysteries ; Endnotes; Appendix I: Chronology ; Appendix II: Grand Masters of the Temple ; Appendix III: The Charges Against the Templars; Bibliography.

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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.

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