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The Templars : the secret history revealed

Author: Barbara Frale
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st English-language edView all editions and formats
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At its height, the Order of the Knights Templar rivaled the kingdoms of Europe in military might, economic power, and political influence. For 700 years the tragic demise of this society of warrior-monks amid accusations of heresy has been plagued by controversy, in part because the transcript of their trial by the Inquisition--which held the key to the truth--had vanished. Templar historian Barbara Frale happened  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Clement, Pope
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Frale
ISBN: 9781559708890 1559708891
OCLC Number: 225870379
Description: xiv, 232 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: The discovery --
I. Jerusalem, the holy sepulchre, and the temple --
Alpha and omega, beginning and end --
Take back the promised land --
Liberate the holy sepulchre, bring peace to Europe --
"Venerunt gentes" (the heathen have come) --
Constant risk --
Sentinels --
II. An order of holy warriors. The powerful take interest --
Institutional problems --
The moral question --
East and West: war and self-denial --
The power of an ideal --
Monks in arms? --
III. Templar code of honor --
The nobility of the chivalric code --
Marks of humility, marks of excellence --
A harmonious balance of body and spirit --
To live and die under a flag --
The sacred bond of solidarity --
Regulations and hierarchy --
The financial face of temple --
Politics and diplomacy --
IV. In service to the Holy Land --
Outremer --
Bernard of Clairvaux --
The horns of Hattin --
From the sepulchre of Christ to the tomb of Peter --
The tragedy of the fourth crusade --
The excommunicated emperor and the Holy King --
Courtier gossip --
From Lyon to Cyprus --
V. Between a rock and a hard place: the papacy, Philip the Fair, and Jacques de Molay --
The manifesto of Lunghezza --
The armed guard of the Roman Church --
War games: the owl and the warlock --
The two-headed monster --
Church and state --
Scandals in Paris --
Disquieting rumors --
Achilles' heel --
VI. On trial --
"Will you be able to bear the unbearable?" --
The secret initiation test --
Fall 1307 --
Molay's retraction and the struggle over the papal investigation --
The Chinon parchment --
Either the temple or the Church of Rome --
From the Council of Vienne to the death of Molay.
Other Titles: Templari.
Responsibility: Barbara Frale ; foreword by Umberto Eco ; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti.
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At its height, the Order of the Knights Templar rivaled the kingdoms of Europe in military might, economic power, and political influence. For 700 years the tragic demise of this society of warrior-monks amid accusations of heresy has been plagued by controversy, in part because the transcript of their trial by the Inquisition--which held the key to the truth--had vanished. Templar historian Barbara Frale happened to be studying a document at the Vatican Secret Archives when she suddenly realized that it was none other than the long-lost transcript. It revealed that Pope Clement V had absolved the order of all charges of heresy. Using this sensational new information, Frale chronicles the Templars' spectacular rise and fall against a sweeping backdrop of war, religious fervor, and the struggle for dominance, and finally lifts the centuries-old cloak of mystery surrounding one of the world's most intriguing secret societies.--From publisher description.

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