Book Title: The Knights Templar : from the Days of Jerusalem to the Commanderies of Champagne
Author: Daniele Bott
Format: Paperback | 250 pages
Publication Date: 01 Sep 2013
Using previously unpublished archive documents, this detailed historical account explores the origins and daily lives of the Knights of Templar, the first military religious order of Christendom. This brotherhood of monks and soldiers not only took vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience; they also vowed to devote--and if necessary sacrifice--their lives to the defense of the Holy Land. In this book, the most authoritative experts in the field bring to life the age of the Templars, in both the East and the West. The chapters explore many facets of the myths that still surround these men and how these mysteries have provided inspiration for both literature and cinema.