The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple

The New Knighthood A History of the Order of the Temple The Order of the Temple was founded in with the limited aim of protecting pilgrims around Jerusalem It developed into one of the most powerful corporations in the medieval world which lasted for

  • Title: The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple
  • Author: Malcolm Barber
  • ISBN: 9780521558723
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Order of the Temple was founded in 1119 with the limited aim of protecting pilgrims around Jerusalem It developed into one of the most powerful corporations in the medieval world which lasted for nearly two centuries until its suppression in 1312 Despite the loss of its central archive in the sixteenth century, the Order left many records of its existence as the speaThe Order of the Temple was founded in 1119 with the limited aim of protecting pilgrims around Jerusalem It developed into one of the most powerful corporations in the medieval world which lasted for nearly two centuries until its suppression in 1312 Despite the loss of its central archive in the sixteenth century, the Order left many records of its existence as the spearhead of crusading activity in Palestine and Syria, as the administrator of a great network of preceptories and lands in the Latin west, and as a banker and ship owner Because of the dramatic nature of its abolition, it has retained its grip on the imagination and consequently there has developed an entirely fictional after history in which its secret presence has been evoked to explain mysteries which range from masonic conspiracy to the survival of the Turin Shroud This book offers a concise and up to date introduction to the reality and the myth of this extraordinary institution.

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    1. Well you know what it is like, you turn up in a country, kill loads of people, create a colonial regime, then as tourists and pilgrims start to turn up it turns out that the surviving locals just will not accept Progress and murder them when they can - oh, the ingratitude. The world cries out for heroes, and there comes a time when a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do: take holy orders, gird his loins and ride about on a warhorse in unforgiving climates.That at least for Barber was how it all [...]

    2. The only conspiracy theories you'll find in this history of the Templars are the ones dissected in the last chapter, which come accompanied by an assortment of what I believe the kids these days are calling "sick burns". As always, Barber is detailed, careful, and meticulous in recounting and weighing the historical facts: he doesn't just tell you what the primary sources say, he also weighs them up and discusses their biases. This detail and carefulness doesn't make for the most accessible poss [...]

    3. Probably very useful for a serious student of medieval history, but overwhelming for the layman by its sheer amount of names and events that are not quite introduced. The dry writing does not help either. The book shines whenever it does not strictly follow chronology, so the chapters on the concept of the Templar order, Templar life Nd the Templar network are the strongest part.

    4. Extremely Detailed. Painstaking research w/ references,Barber has proven that he has a gift for at least 2 things: research and writing based on research.This is probably the most concise history of the Knights Templar ever written. Barber has an extensive bibliography and footnote reference section at the end of the book that covers writings I, a long-time Templar lore lover, had not yet stumbled upon. The list provides even more topics for me to cover, which is great in itself.Barber has prese [...]

    5. Un po' di fatti finalmenteSe pensate che in ogni mistero irrisolto e in ogni congiura possibile e immaginabile ci sia lo zampino dei Templari allora non comprate questo libro. Trattasi infatti di un'attenta e precisa ricostruzione, basata su fonti squisitamente storiche, dell'ascesa e del declino dei Templari, delle cause che li portarono a essere il piĆ¹ potente ordine religioso-militare del proprio tempo e su quelle che li condussero alla rovina, ma senza spazio per voli pindarici o ipotesi no [...]

    6. With the caveat of being an amateur history buff, this comes across as a comprehensive and thorough history of the Knights Templers Order. Obviously an academic labor of love but more suited to the advanced history major than the general public. I found the last chapter most interesting regarding the myths and perceptions that have surrounded the famous order.

    7. Just on beginning of this book and it goes into a lot of the overall detail of the Templar organization and how they were related to the social movements and other monastic/crusading orders or the time (Teutonic, Hospitaliers)

    8. At the top of the field at the moment. Barber synthesizes the Order's code with an examination of how they evolved and acted in Europe and the East. Overall, if you want the most detailed, most complex and most balanced account of the Templars, read Barber's research!

    9. Probably the definitive history of the Knight's Templar by one of the world's experts on the order.

    10. Read this ages ago. Remember it being very informative and not too heavy a read. Will probably re-read after Tyerman's "God's War".

    11. Comprehensive historical book about the formation and history of the Knights Templar. A little slow reading though.

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