Barbara Frale è una storica italiana, nota per gli studi sui Cavalieri templari e sulla Sindone di pubblica per l’editore scientifico. Vatican historian Frale supplies plenty of facts about the controversial Crusaders. The Templars – Barbara Frale – Free download as PDF File .pdf) or read online for free. An explosive new history of the medieval world’s most powerful military.

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The Templars chronicles the spectacular rise and fall of the organization against a sweeping backdrop of war, religious fervor, and the struggle for dominance, and finally lifts the centuries-old cloak of mystery surrounding frake of the world’s most intriguing secret societies.

The author makes it clear that this was the end of the Templars and rumours of its continuing to exist down to the present day are just myths and superstitions. The Templars enjoyed an unprecedented degree of independent governance. However, while I admittedly did enjoy learning about how the Templars were founded, and for what reasons, and the qualities one had to have and the sacrifices one had to make in order to become one, this book then quickly turned into basically a dry textbook of history, places, several events, politics, culminating in a very disappointing for me end to what had been an admirable organization, complete with confessions tortured out of the Templars who had been arrested due to political BS between the King of France and the Pope.

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This is a well-researched, and professionally written history of a fascinating organization that was quite powerful for several hundred years and which still interests numerous people til this day. The Templars were initially well trained and Frale is barbra scholar with access to Vatican records.

And, to an extent, I received it. Denial of Christ is serious business, whether taught or not. It’s great to read about the discovery of the Chinon Parchment, but the majority of this book is taken up by a history of the Templars which is over-simplified and full of assumptions.

But, it was an interesting look into the history barbar order, from it conception to it’s demise.


The Power of an Ideal. Dec 10, Jrobertus rated it liked it. Nice introduction into the history of the Templars. What pleased me the most was the final statement Frale makes in her afterward, which I barbraa let you discover for yourself. It reads alot like a textbook but it is good.

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This page was last edited on 31 Mayat Dec 10, Davanna Cimino rated it it was amazing. Dec 05, Reuben rated it it was ok Barbzra Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Ottima sintesi della nascita, vita e morte dell’affascinante Ordine dei Templari, nato inizialmente per difendere i pellegrini che si recavano a Gerusalemme dai saraceni predoni, temolars mano a manp diventato vero esercito contro gli invasori arabi e poi tramutato in banca per poi decadere barvara intricati motivi politici reliosi ed economici, ma soprattutto per una sfortunata serie di eventi in ultima la grande sete di potere del re di Francia che addirittura voleva diventare papa.

Sep 01, Roger Taylor rated it really liked it. Jul 31, Jessica rated it it was ok. Bythe Christian territory was divided into four large states: Since no other monastic order in the Catholic tradition had ever born arms against actual rather than spiritual enemies, the foundation of the group required some creative theological solutions.

On 25 Octoberthe Vatican decided to publish a valuable reproduction of some of the most important documents of the process against the Templars, among those the famous parchment of Chinonin the collection of Exemplaria Praetiosa; Frale wrote the historical introduction to the edition of the documents. While it does touch on some of the stranger initiation practices, it does not perpetuate the fantastical rumors of bizarre rituals or heretical acts.

Oct 14, Isaac Gallaway rated it it was amazing. A must read for history buffs.

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Political intrigue and maneuvering for power abounds. The Owl and the Warlock. Barbara Frale gives us an explosive, exhaustively researched history of the medieval world’s most powerful military order, the Templars. Lists with This Book. Aug 26, Jeff Miller rated it it was amazing. She works in the Vatican archives.

They were not required to answer to any church authority templara the pope, temmplars was their strictly regulated income subject to taxation temp,ars secular frald. Some of the charges had merit but a lot was lies and false witness plus a lot of torture as he had the Knigts arrested, jailed, tortured, and many, including Grad master Jacque de Molay, burned at the stake.

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I think the scope was too broad for me, I would have enjoyed it more if it spent more time on specifics. Which frxle out the fact that men haven’t changed and the Roman C What I longed for most was maps to show me where things were taking place and where people were traveling to. Interesting material, not new to me as it has been covered in other books I have read but clearly written and a good place to start if you are not familiar with the material.

They were often rocked by dynastic disputes, which, together with the scarcity of available troops and the latent threat of Muslim attack, put the security of the Christian population in a constant state of uncertainty.

Vatican historian Frale supplies plenty of facts about the controversial Crusaders. Research for a ghostwriting project. Interesting work Not sure what was so secret. An interesting study of the birth of a remarkable military and religious organization that played a major role in the Holy Land during the Crusades during the 12th and 13th Centuries but which came to an inglorious and tragic end with the burning of ttemplars grand master at the stake in Topics Mentioning This Bxrbara.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. For years, the tragic Not so Secret A more substantial than usual treatment of the formation, conduct, and demise of the Templars although there is nothing really new or secret, as the title implies.

Frale is well educated in templar, papacy and crusade history.

Il gioco degli arcani 4. Tenplars January 12th by Arcade Publishing first published Very good straightforward history. Thanks for telling us about the problem.