The Templars

Knights of God
By (author) Edward Burman
The Templars
Knights of God
By (author) Edward Burman

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Pages : 224

Book Size : 5.25 x 8.38

ISBN-13 : 9780892812219

Imprint : Inner Traditions

On Sale Date : December 01, 1988

Format : Paperback Book

The author tells of the extraordinary organization of warrior-monks who came to power during the Crusades: their wealth and power, the reasons for their downfall, and their passage into myth and legend.

About The Templars

For nearly 200 years, until their suppression in 1312 on charges of heresy and magical practices, the Order of the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon--better known as the Templars--were the most formidable and feared fighting machine in Christendom.  Besides their military prowess they also possessed immense wealth and political power, becoming bankers and credit brokers to medieval Europe and the allies of kings and popes.
Drawing on contemporary chronicles and original texts, as well as the immense secondary literature, Edward Burman paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary organization of warrior monks and its passage into myth and legend.
Table of Contents

Table of content

List of Illustrations

1  Genesis

2  The Templar Ideology I

3  The Templar Ideology II

4  Knights Militant

5  International Financiers

6  Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

7  Templars in the Holy Land

8  Criticism and Decline

9  The Recovery of Jerusalem and Proposed Union

10 Suppression

Select Bibliography

Author Bio
Edward Burman has a degree in philosophy from the University of Leeds. He is the author of The Inquisition.


Book Praise

Book Praise

"Refreshing reading in light of much of Templar-oriented books over the last 10 or 15 years.  Well worth reading . . . clear, to the point, and supported with numerous references."

Mark Stavish, Institute for Hermetic Studies, Feb 2006 

“. . . as true a record of the inception and fate of a mighty order of warrior knights as the primary and secondary sources allow.”
Jennifer Hoskins, New Dawn, July-Aug 2007

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