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An Illustrated History of the Knights Templar : James Wasserman :
An extremely rare photograph of the interior of the al-Aqsa mosque is complemented by another of the Pope's private prayer chapel. The rich visual display of battle scenes, portraits of the most influential people of the times, Templar rituals and spiritual iconography, and pivotal historical events is accompanied by an equally comprehensive text that chronicles the founding, structure, and doctrines of the Order as well as the year period of the Crusades and the cultural conditions that led to them.
Wasserman presents the evidence for the Templar connection to mystical Islamic organizations such as the Assassins as well as their ties to "heretical" groups such as the Cathars, who were targeted by a crusade in southern France to expunge the challenge they presented to the orthodoxy of their time. The extensive photographs of the Cathar region of France by Vere Chappell shed light on what the author suggests to be one of the most important areas of ingress of the alleged Templar heresy.
In addition to chronicling the Templars' actions during the Crusades, Wasserman revisits the trial and charges leveled against them, showing how the Order was ruthlessly crushed. He also explores the nature of the treasure they left behind, which has fueled popular imagination for centuries. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
List this Seller's Books. Payment Methods accepted by seller. AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 03 February Stock Image. Used Condition: Fine Soft cover. Save for Later. About this Item This profusely illustrated history of the secret society of the Knoghts Templar begins with the history of the development of Christianity and the role of the Muslims in Palestine, the Crusades and the development of the Hospitalers and Knights Templar. This copy is in new condition, a first printing with no negative issues, measuring 11"x8.
The book will be carefully wrapped and boxed for safe shipping. The loss of the Crusader states in the Levant in CE may have been a trigger although many would still have thought it possible to regain them, and for that, the military orders were needed. His motivations remain unclear, but suggestions from modern historians include the military threat of the Templars, a desire to acquire their wealth, an opportunity to gain a political and prestige advantage over the papacy, and even that Philip actually believed the rumours against the order.
To the denial of Christ and disrespect of the cross were added further accusations of promoting homosexual practices, indecent kissing, and the worship of idols.
Initially, Pope Clement V r. The Templars were unable to resist except in Aragon where a number held out in their castles until CE. A trial followed in Paris in CE, after which 54 brothers were burned at the stake. In CE the Grand Master of the order, James of Molay, and the preceptor of Normandy, Geoffrey of Charney, were burned too, again in Paris, the former still protesting his innocence as he was marched to his funeral pyre. The fate of the order as a whole, though, was decided by the CE Council of Vienne.
A group of knights called to hear their defence were, in the event, not called, and when Philip arrived at the council, the Pope officially declared the order terminated on 3 April CE, although the reason was for the damaging loss of its reputation rather than any verdict of guilt. Physical evidence for the accusations - records, statues of idols etc. In addition, many knights later retracted their confessions even when they were already condemned and to do so served no purpose. The majority of former Templar knights were pensioned off and banned from joining any other military order.
However, a lot of land and money ended up in the pockets of nobles, especially in Castille.
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The attack on the Templars, otherwise, had little effect on the other military orders. The discussion to combine them all into a single unit came to nothing, and the Teutonic Knights, probably more deserving of criticism than any other order, was saved by its close connections to secular German rulers. The Teutonic Knights moved their headquarters from Vienna to more remote Prussia while the Knights Hospitaller wisely moved their headquarters to the greater safety of Rhodes , both moves coming in CE and probably ensuring their continued existence in one form or another down to the present day.
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