1300 36 33 32

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 influence over European history; orthodox historians see them as nothing more than soldier-monks whose arrogance was their ultimate undoing, while others see them as occultists of the first order. With clarity and ease, Martin navigates between the orthodox and the speculative, the historical and the myth, to bring alive the story of the Templars. Like those other legends of the Middle Ages--the characters of the Arthurian tales--The Knights Templar holds captive the imagination of all those intrigued by conspiracy and how history and myth intertwine to become the stuff of legend.

Buy Knights Templar book by Sean Martin from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781560256458
ISBN-10: 1560256451
Format: Paperback
(190mm x 127mm x 8mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Knights Templar book by Sean Martin and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Sean Martin

Short History of Disease by Sean Martin

A Short History of Disease

Paperback, June 2015
$33.02
Black Death by Sean Martin

The Black Death

Paperback, June 2015
$29.54
Alchemy and Alchemists by Sean Martin

Alchemy and Alchemists

Paperback, June 2015
$16.19
Cathars by Sean Martin

The Cathars

Paperback, March 2014
$29.54