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Author Nicholson, Helen J., 1960- author.

Title The Knights Templar / Helen Nicholson
Published Leeds : Arc Humanities Press, [2021]


Description 1 online resource
Series Past imperfect: ARC Humanities Press
Past imperfect (ARC Humanities Press)
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Beginnings -- Chapter 2. The Concept -- Chapter 3. Beliefs -- Chapter 4. Battle -- Chapter 5. Impact -- Chapter 6. The End -- Chapter 7. Conclusion -- Further Reading
Summary Over seven hundred years after the pope dissolved their Order, the Templars remain as controversial as ever. How could warriors also be monks? What did they really believe in? Why did they fail to protect the Holy Land? What impact did they have on society? Why were they dissolved?-were they really heretics? Based on the medieval evidence and the latest research by modern scholars, this book surveys some key areas of the Templars' history. It argues that despite their wide landholdings and apparent power the Templars? influence depended on the patronage of popes and kings, and that they were destroyed when their most powerful patron had more to gain than lose from their dissolution
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 27, 2021)
Subject Templars.
SUBJECT Templars fast
Subject Military religious orders -- History -- To 1500
HISTORY -- Medieval.
Military religious orders
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1641891696