The Knights Templar: From Catholic Crusaders to Conspiring Criminals
- Religious History, European History
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In the days of knights
The Templars, the Knights Hospitallers, the Teutonic Knights—the chivalric orders founded during the Crusades evoke romantic images of warrior monks who were fierce but spiritual, chaste and pious yet battle-ready. But what were they really like?
Illustrated with 180 photographs, artworks, and maps, The Templars & The Chivalric Orders charts their rise and fall from the foundation of the Knights of St. Peter in 1053, through the crusading era, and up to the present day. Full of surprising details, the book not only explores how the military and religious aspects of the orders were reconciled, but also looks more broadly at their work, from the Templars' role in the development of modern banking to hospital, castle, and cathedral building.
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|Release Date:||May 6, 2019|