The Trial of the Templars
2nd Revised edition
By (author) Malcolm Barber
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Trial of the Templars by Malcolm Barber
Book DescriptionThe Templars fought against Islam in the crusader east for nearly two centuries. During that time the original small band grew into a formidable army, backed by an extensive network of preceptories in the Latin West. In October 1307, the members of this seemingly invulnerable and respected Order were arrested on the orders of Philip IV, King of France and charged with serious heresies, including the denial of Christ, homosexuality and idol worship. The ensuing proceedings lasted for almost five years and culminated in the suppression of the Order. The motivations of the participants and the long-term repercussions of the trial have been the subject of intense and unresolved controversy, which still has resonances in our own time. In this new edition of his classic account, Malcolm Barber discusses the trial in the context of new work on the crusades, heresy, the papacy and the French monarchy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521856393
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Malcolm Barber
Crusader States, Paperback (September 2014)
When the armies of the First Crusade wrested Jerusalem from control of the Fatimids of Egypt in 1099, they believed their victory was an evident sign of God's favour. This book is devoted to the resulting settlements, that developed around the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and survived until Richard the Lionheart's departure in 1192.
New Knighthood, Paperback (March 2012)
Malcolm Barber's lucid narrative separates myth from history in this full and detailed account of the Order.
Trial of the Templars, Paperback (March 2012)
Barber's classic account endeavours to tackle the unresolved controversies surrounding the consequences of the trial.
Two Cities, Paperback (April 2004)» View all books by Malcolm Barber
For this new edition, Malcolm Barber has revised each chapter, taking into account the historiography of the past decade and bringing the text up to date.
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Author Biography - Malcolm Barber
Malcolm Barber is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Reading. His other publications include The Two Cities. Medieval Europe 1050-1320 (1992, 2004), The Cathars. Dualist Heretics in Languedoc (2000) and The New Knighthood. A History of the Order of the Temple (Cambridge,1994).
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