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Author Barber, Malcolm

Title The trial of the Templars / Malcolm Barber
Edition Canto Classics edition second revised edition.n]
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (x, 398 pages)
Contents The participants -- The arrests -- The papal intervention -- The papal and episcopal inquiries -- The defence of the order -- The end of resistance -- The charges -- The trial in other countries -- The suppression -- Conclusion
Summary "The Templars fought against Islam in the Crusader East for nearly two centuries. During that time the original small band grew into a formidable army, backed by an extensive network of preceptories in the Latin West. In October 1307, the members of this seemingly invulnerable and respected Order were arrested on the orders of Philip IV, King of France, and charged with serious heresies, including the denial of Christ, homosexuality and idol worship. The ensuing proceedings lasted for almost five years and culminated in the suppression of the Order. The motivations of the participants and the long-term repercussions of the trial have been the subject of intense and unresolved controversy, which still has resonances in our own time. In this new edition of his classic account, Malcolm Barber discusses the trial in the context of new work on the crusades, heresy, the papacy and the French monarchy."--Jacket
Notes Previous edition: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 362-380) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Templars -- Trials, litigation, etc
SUBJECT Templars fast
Subject Trials (Heresy) -- France
Inquisition -- France
LAW -- Criminal Law -- General.
Trials (Heresy)
Genre/Form Trials, litigation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781139197083