Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades

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M. Evans & Company, Jan 1, 1991 - History - 494 pages
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Over the last 1000 years the bloodiest game of king-of-the-hill has been for supremacy on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This book recounts the stirring saga of the Knights Templar, the Christian warrior-monks who occupied the sacred Mount in the aftermath of the butchery of the First Crusade. Recruited to a life intended to lead only to martyrdom, they were totally dedicated to the pious paradox that the wholesale slaughter of non-believers would earn the eternal gratitude of the Prince of Peace. The Templars amassed great wealth, which they used to finance their 200 years of war against Moslems on the desert battlefields. The Templar's reward for those two centuries of military martyrdom was to be arrested by Pope and King, tortured and finally decreed out of existence. But their legend and legacy just would not die.

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Review: Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades

User Review  - Jamie Etwas - Goodreads

Historical accounts written in nearly a novel form, including plot twists, side stories and little bias (respect to many groups discussed). The author includes background and "meanwhile" type facts ... Read full review

Review: Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades

User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

The Knights Templar have almost a mythical status. This work discusses the advent of this religious military order, its role in the Crusades, and its fall on a Friday the thirteenth. Read full review

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The First Crusade and the Birth of the Temple
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Holy War 1052 to 1099
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The Kingdom of Jerusalem 1100 to 1118
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