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The tragedy of the Templars : the rise and fall of the Crusader states

Author: Michael Haag
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the rise and fall of the Templars against the backdrop of the Crusader ideal and their settlement venture in Outremer.
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Named Person: Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Haag
ISBN: 9780062059758 0062059750
OCLC Number: 813286602
Notes: Originally published: London : Profile, 2012.
Description: 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. The Middle East before the Crusades. The Christian world --
The Arab conquests --
Palestine under the Umayyads and the Arab tribes --
The Abbasids and the Arab eclipse --
Byzantine Crusades --
Muslim wars and the destruction of Palestine --
Part II. The Turkish invasion and the First Crusade. The Turkish invasion --
The call --
The First Crusade --
Part III. The founding of the Templars and the Crusader states. The origins of the Templars --
Outremer --
Zengi's jihad --
The Second Crusade --
Part IV. The Templars and the defence of Outremer. The view from the Temple Mount --
The defence of Outremer --
Templar wealth --
Part V. Saladin and the Templars. Tolerance and intolerance --
Saladin's jihad --
The fall of Jerusalem to Saladin --
Part VI. The Kingdom of Acre. Recovery --
The Mamelukes --
The fall of Acre --
Part VII. Aftermath. Lost souls --
The trial --
The destruction of the Templars.
Responsibility: Michael Haag.

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Explores the rise and fall of the Templars against the backdrop of the Crusader ideal and their settlement venture in Outremer.

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