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Author Frale, Barbara.

Title The Templars : the secret history revealed / Barbara Frale ; foreword by Umberto Eco; translated from the Italian by Gregory Conti.

Imprint New York : Arcade Pub., c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  271.7913 F843t 2009    ---  Available
Edition 1st English-language ed.
Description xiv, 232 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-221) and index..
Contents The discovery -- I. Jerusalem, the holy sepulchre, and the temple -- Alpha and omega, beginning and end -- Take back the promised land -- Liberate the holy sepulchre, bring peace to Europe -- "Venerunt gentes" (the heathen have come) -- Constant risk -- Sentinels -- II. An order of holy warriors. The powerful take interest -- Institutional problems -- The moral question -- East and West: war and self-denial -- The power of an ideal -- Monks in arms? -- III. Templar code of honor -- The nobility of the chivalric code -- Marks of humility, marks of excellence -- A harmonious balance of body and spirit -- To live and die under a flag -- The sacred bond of solidarity -- Regulations and hierarchy -- The financial face of temple -- Politics and diplomacy -- IV. In service to the Holy Land -- Outremer -- Bernard of Clairvaux -- The horns of Hattin -- From the sepulchre of Christ to the tomb of Peter -- The tragedy of the fourth crusade -- The excommunicated emperor and the Holy King -- Courtier gossip -- From Lyon to Cyprus -- V. Between a rock and a hard place: the papacy, Philip the Fair, and Jacques de Molay -- The manifesto of Lunghezza -- The armed guard of the Roman Church -- War games: the owl and the warlock -- The two-headed monster -- Church and state -- Scandals in Paris -- Disquieting rumors -- Achilles' heel -- VI. On trial -- "Will you be able to bear the unbearable?" -- The secret initiation test -- Fall 1307 -- Molay's retraction and the struggle over the papal investigation -- The Chinon parchment -- Either the temple or the Church of Rome -- From the Council of Vienne to the death of Molay.
Subject Templars -- History.
Military religious orders -- History.
Orders of knighthood and chivalry -- History.
ISBN 9781559708890 (alk. paper)
1559708891 (alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000043834846
NZ1 12878124

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