The Knights Templar in Popular Culture: Films, Video Games and Fan Tourism

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McFarland, Feb 15, 2022 - Social Science - 216 pages

From the Arthurian epic poem Parzival to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and the Assassin's Creed video game series, the Knights Templar have captivated artists and audiences alike for centuries. In modern times, the Templars have featured in many narrative contexts, evolving in a range of contrasting story roles: the grail guardian, the heroic knight, the villainous knight, and the keeper of conspiracies. This study explores why these gone but not forgotten warrior monks remain prominent in popular culture; how history influenced the myth; and how the myth has influenced literature, film and video games.

 

Contents

Preface
1
Introduction
3
1 The Templar Knight in Medieval Film
25
2 Playing the Templar
61
3 The Mythical Quest
103
4 The Quest for Truth
146
Conclusion
179
Knights Templar Films Television and Video Games
185
Bibliography
193
Index
205
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Patrick Masters has published writings on the Knights Templar in The Conversation and The Independent. He lives in the UK.

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