The Templars: Knights of God

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By Edward Burman

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Edward Burman

Edward Burman
Edward Burman has a degree in philosophy from the University of Leeds. He is the author of The Inquisition.



For nearly 200 years, until their suppression in 1312 on charges of heresy and magical practices, the Order of the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon--better known as the Templars--were the most formidable and feared fighting machine in Christendom.  Besides their military prowess they also possessed immense wealth and political power, becoming bankers and credit brokers to medieval Europe and the allies of kings and popes.
Drawing on contemporary chronicles and original texts, as well as the immense secondary literature, Edward Burman paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary organization of warrior monks and its passage into myth and legend.
"Refreshing reading in light of much of Templar-oriented books over the last 10 or 15 years.  Well worth reading . . . clear, to the point, and supported with numerous references."

Mark Stavish, Institute for Hermetic Studies, Feb 2006 

“. . . as true a record of the inception and fate of a mighty order of warrior knights as the primary and secondary sources allow.”
Jennifer Hoskins, New Dawn, July-Aug 2007