The Trial of the Templars (Canto Classics 2nd Revised edition)

The Trial of the Templars (Canto Classics 2nd Revised edition)

By: Malcolm Barber (author)Paperback

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Malcolm Barber's classic The Trial of the Templars recounts the dramatic demise of this elite military force in the fourteenth century. Having fought against Islam in the crusades in the East for nearly two centuries, in October 1307 the members of this respected Order were arrested on the order of Philip IV, King of France and charged with serious heresies, including homosexuality and the denial of Christ. Finding resonances between the fourteenth-century trial and contemporary events, Barber's classic account endeavours to tackle the unresolved controversies surrounding the consequences of the trial and includes discussions in the context of new work on the crusades, heresy, the papacy and the French monarchy.

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About Author

Malcolm Barber taught European medieval history at the University of Reading between 1966 and 2005. His special interests are the Templars, the Cathars and the crusades. He is the author or co-author of nine books.

Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. The participants; 2. The arrests; 3. The papal intervention; 4. The papal and episcopal inquiries; 5. The defence of the Order; 6. The end of resistance; 7. The charges; 8. The trial in other countries; 9. The suppression; 10. Conclusion; Notes; Chronology of the trial; Recent historiography on the dissolution of the Temple; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/03/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781107645769
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9781107645769
  • weight: 580
  • ISBN10: 110764576X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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