The New Knighthood

A History of the Order of the Temple

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Author: Malcolm Barber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107604737

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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The Order of the Temple was founded in 1119 with the limited aim of protecting pilgrims around Jerusalem. It developed into one of the most powerful corporations in the medieval world which lasted for nearly two centuries until its suppression in 1312. Despite the loss of its central archive in the sixteenth century, the Order left many records of its existence as the spearhead of crusading activity in Palestine and Syria, as the administrator of a great network of preceptories and lands in the Latin west, and as a banker and ship-owner. Because of the dramatic nature of its abolition, it has retained its grip on the imagination and consequently there has developed an entirely fictional 'after-history' in which its secret presence has been evoked to explain mysteries which range from masonic conspiracy to the survival of the Turin Shroud. This book offers a concise and up-to-date introduction to the reality and the myth of this extraordinary institution.

Die Templer

Geschichte und Mythos

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Author: Malcolm Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783538072152

Category:

Page: 360

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From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta

England 1066–1215

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Author: Christopher Daniell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136356975

Category: History

Page: 272

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Using a combination of original sources and sharp analysis, this book is sheds new light on a crucial period in England’s development. From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta is a wide-ranging history of England from 1066 to 1215 ideal for students and researchers throughout the field of medieval history. Starting with the build-up to the Battle of Hastings and ending with the Magna Carta, Christopher Daniell traces the profound change England underwent over the period, from religion and the life of the court through to arts and architecture. Central discussion topics include: how the Papacy became powerful enough to proclaim Crusades and to challenge kings how new monastic orders revitalized Christianity in England and spread European learning throughout the country how new Norman conquerors built cathedrals, monastries and castles, which changed the English landscape forever how by 1215 the king's administration had become more sophisticated and centralized how the acceptance of the Magna Carta by King John in 1215 would revolutionize the world in centuries to come. This volume will make essential reading for all students and researchers of medieval history.

The Trial of the Templars

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Author: Malcolm Barber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110764576X

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

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Barber's classic account endeavours to tackle the unresolved controversies surrounding the consequences of the trial.

Knights Templar in Britain

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Author: Evelyn Lord

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317866428

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 1928

The Knights Templar In Britain examines exactly who became knights, what rituals sustained them, where the power bases were, and how their tentacles spread through the political and economic worlds of Britain before their defeat at the hands of the Inquisition some two hundred years later. Founded in the early twelfth century, the mysterious Knights Templar rose to be the most powerful military order of the Middle Ages. While their campaign in the Middle East and travels are well-known, their huge influence across the British isles remains virtually uncharted. For readers interested in Medieval History.

Die Kreuzzüge

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Author: Thomas S. Asbridge

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608946482

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 807

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Der Krieg um das Heilige Land- erstmals dargestellt aus christlicher und aus muslimischer Sicht. Diese grosse Gesamtdarstellung nimmt die politischen und religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst und veranschaulicht die immense Kriegslogistik. In packenden Szenen schildert Asbridge all die Belagerungen und Eroberungen und entwirft lebendige Porträts von Saladin und Richard Löwenherz, dem tragischen Leprakönig Balduin IV. oder der Jerusalemer Königin Melisende. Thomas Asbridge berichtet erstmals gleichberechtigt und in wechselnder Perspektive von den von Christen wie von Muslimen verübten Grausamkeiten und erduldeten Leiden. Ausführlich macht der polyglotte Historiker Gebrauch auch von den arabischen Quellen. Asbridge nimmt nicht nur die politischen, sondern auch die religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst. Auch von überraschend freundlichen Begegnungen zwischen Kreuzfahrern und Sarazenen erfahren wir: von Momenten des interkulturellen Austauschs, Beispielen friedlicher Koexistenz im Heiligen Land, Gesten religiöser Toleranz und Zeugnissen der Freundschaft über die feindlichen Lager hinweg. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags).

Star WarsTM - Canto Bight

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Author: Saladin Ahmed,Rae Carson,Mira Jackson,John Jackson Miller

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641231752

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Willkommen in Canto Bight, der gefährlichsten Casino-Stadt des Star-Wars-Universums! Willkommen in der Casino-Stadt Canto Bight, in der jeder alles riskiert, um sein Glück zu machen! Diese vier miteinander verbundenen Kurzgeschichten spielen am selben schicksalhaften Abend und handeln von der Gefahr, die von der verschwenderischen Casino-Stadt ausgeht. Die Autoren Saladin Ahmed, Mira Grant, Rae Carson und John Jackson Miller erzählen von Lügen, Betrug, geplatzten Träumen und Überlebenskämpfen in Canto Bight, dem einzigen Ort, der noch unberührt von den Problemen der Galaxis zu sein scheint. Doch nie war der Preis dafür höher! Denn in Canto Bight herrscht eine Dunkelheit, die von all dem Glamour und Luxus nur verhüllt wird ...

Regeln für einen Ritter

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Author: Ethan Hawke

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462315838

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Anleitung für ein aufrechtes Leben Der Schauspieler und Autor Ethan Hawke hat sich für sein neues Buch eines sehr charmanten Tricks bedient: Er lässt einen angeblichen Vorfahren, den Ritter Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke, einen Brief voller kluger Tipps und Lebensweisheiten an seine Kinder schreiben, die – natürlich – bis heute Gültigkeit haben. Was ist wirklich wichtig im Leben? Diese Frage stellt sich der Ritter Sir Thomas Lemuel Hawke im Jahr 1483 am Vorabend einer großen Schlacht. Aus Furcht, seine vier Kinder vielleicht nicht aufwachsen zu sehen, hinterlässt er ihnen einen langen Brief. In zwanzig wunderschönen kleinen Fabeln schildert er, wie ein jeder seinem Leben Schönheit und Bedeutung verleihen kann, indem er Werte wie Dankbarkeit, Freundschaft und Ehrlichkeit zur Grundlage seines Handelns macht. Im Gewand eines mittelalterlichen Handbuchs für Ritter, versehen mit zwanzig feinen Zeichnungen seiner Ehefrau Ryan, erzählt Ethan Hawke eine bezaubernde Geschichte, die uns erkennen lässt, worauf es wirklich ankommt.

Encyclopaedic Prosopographical Lexicon of Byzantine History and Civilization: Baanes-Eznik of Kolb

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Author: Alexēs G. K. Savvidēs,Benjamin Hendrickx,Alicia J. Simpson,Thekla Sansaridou-Hendrickx

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 458

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The Encyclopaedic Prosopographical Lexicon of Byzantine History and Civilization (EPLBHC) is a multivolume encyclopaedic lexicon aiming to cover the whole of Byzantine prosopography for the period c. 300 to c. 1500 CE by an estimated 7000 entries on the chief personalities, families and dynasties that gave the Byzantine Empire its profile. The Lexicon makes available in an accessible way a vast array of subjects, so that the real themes of Byzantine history can shine through. It aims to spell out for ready consultation, with detailed bibliographies of sources and secondary works, what it takes to be conversant with Byzantine history and civilization. The Lexicon consists of a collaborative international project: contributions have so far been submitted by over 70 scholars of a wide range of disciplines, including byzantinists, slavicists, orientalists and medievalists, based in numerous countries including Armenia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey and the United States of America. The Lexicon will consist of eight volumes of approximately 470 pages each. The publication programme began in December 2007 with volume I (Aaron-Azarethes) and continues in December 2008 with volume II (Baanes - Eznik of Kolb). The rest of the Lexicon is expected to appear in five more volumes. An eighth volume will contain the general bibliography, a cumulative index and eventual addenda et corrigenda.

The Cambridge Companion to Spenser

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Author: Andrew Hadfield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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The Cambridge Companion to Spenser provides an introduction to Spenser that is at once accessible and rigorous. Fourteen specially commissioned essays by leading scholars bring together the best recent writing on the work of the most important non-dramatic Renaissance poet. The contributions provide all the essential information required to appreciate and understand Spenser's rewarding and challenging work. The Companion guides the reader through Spenser's poetry and prose, and provides extensive commentary on his life, the historical and religious context in which he wrote, his wide reading in Classical, European and English poetry, his sexual politics and use of language. Emphasis is placed on Spenser's relationship to his native England, and to Ireland - where he lived for most of his adult life - as well as the myriad of intellectual contexts which inform his writing. A chronology and further reading lists make this volume indispensable for any student of Spenser.

Star Wars Darth Maul - Sohn Dathomirs

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Author: Jermy Barlow

Publisher: Panini

ISBN: 3736730861

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 95

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Darth Sidious hat seinen früheren Schüler Darth Maul in ein geheimes Gefängnis eingesperrt. Dort triff er sich mit Count Dooku und schmiedet den Plan, die frühere Ziehmutter von Maul in eine Falle zu locken um sie dann zu vernichten. Maul soll bei diesem Plan der Köder sein ... EINE WEITERE HIGHLIGHTSTORY UM DARTH MAUL.