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The Templars: History and myth: From Solomon's temple to the freemasons

The Templars: History and myth: From Solomon's temple to the freemasons

Haag, Michael

Features the history of the Templars. This title investigates the Templars' history, legends and mysteries - and the belief that their hand can be seen in everything from the Cathar heresy to Masonic conspiracies. It also features a guide to Templar castles and sites, and coverage of the Templars in books, movies and popular culture. This is the first history of the Templars since the Vatican published its sensational records, clearing them of heresy. It investigates the Templars' history, legends and mysteries - and the belief that their hand can be seen in everything from the Cathar heresy to Masonic conspiracies. And it illuminates the background to what is believed to be the setting of Dan Brown's new novel for 2008.An order of warrior monks founded after the First Crusade to protect pilgrims to Jerusalem, the Templars developed into one of the wealthiest and most powerful bodies in the medieval world. Yet two centuries later, the Knights were suddenly arrested and accused of blasphemy, heresy and orgies, their order was abolished, and their leaders burnt at the stake. Their dramatic end shocked their contemporaries and has gripped peoples' imaginations ever since.This new book explains the whole context of Templar history, including, for the first time, the new evidence discovered by the Vatican that the Templars were not guilty of heresy. It covers the whole swathe of Templar history, from its origins in the mysteries of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem through to the nineteenth century development of the Freemasons.The book also features a guide to Templar castles and sites, and coverage of the Templars in books, movies and popular culture, from Indiana Jones to the Xbox360 game Assassin's Creed

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London : Profile Books Ltd : [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd : [distributor] Book Promotions 2008
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    B1000000042565 271.7913/HAA Adult Non-Fiction Available
  • Central Library – Earliest copy due back 16th January 2017

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Statement of responsibility: Michael Haag
Distributor: London: Profile Books Ltd; [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Alliance Distribution Services Pty Ltd; [distributor] Book Promotions, 2008
ISBN: 1846681480, 9781846681486
Note: Hardback.
Biography: Michael Haag has written widely on the Egyptian, Classical and Medieval worlds. He is author of the much-admired Alexandria: City of Memory Yale UP), and of bestselling Rough Guides to Tutankhamun and The Da Vinci Code.
Physical Description: 368 p.
Subject: Templars History.; European history: c 500 to c 1500.; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church.; History of religion.

Author note

Michael Haag has written widely on the Egyptian, Classical and Medieval worlds. He is author of the much-admired Alexandria: City of Memory Yale UP), and of bestselling Rough Guides to Tutankhamun and The Da Vinci Code.