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 were only beholding to the Pope and they had dispensation from taxes that allowed them to amass landed estates and great wealth.

Barbara Frale Average rating: The book gives a detailed history of the order and as is necessary a history of the Crusades as it affected them. There is no coverage of any of the battles fought by the Templars during the Crusades.

The Templars: The Secret History Revealed

So much of their story is entangled with monarchical history and political intrigue, as well as monetary graft to farle persons of royal ancestry, that you will find the entire story incredibly complex.

There was a problem adding your email address. She focuses on the political machinations and essential states that the order died with de Molay. Overall I was disappointed in this book but perhaps an excellent timeline on the Templars. The Templars enjoyed an unprecedented degree of independent governance. The Secret Initiation Test. Research for a ghostwriting project.

Preview — The Templars by Barbara Frale. Published January 12th by Arcade Publishing first published Il papato e il processo ai Templari. I would have like more detail about the popes, the crusades, the political climate, and that would have made the book much longer, perhaps too long for the casual reader and not detailed enough for the templlars historians of the period, but I wanted to know more. The meatiest part of the book is the final chapter which reveals the latest info come to light about the end of the Templar order thanks to Philip the Fourth of France and the revelation of the Chignon Parchment.


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Either the Temple or the Church of Rome. The Tragedy of the Fourth Crusade. May 25, Julie rated it really liked it Templqrs The ideal Templar was a knight whose religious devotion and piety were strong enough that he would take vows of poverty and chastity, offering his body in sacrifice to defend Christians against Saracen threats.

Instead it’s like “in Bernard did this and I’m like who tf is Bernard? The Templars were initially well trained and Frale is a scholar with access to Vatican records. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Dec 05, Reuben rated it it was ok Shelves: The rumors that surround them made them the Opus Dei of their day, and the trial and investigative documents revealed some surprising information. 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.

Templar historian Barbara Frale happened to be studying a document at the Vatican Secret Archives when she suddenly realized that it was none other than the long-lost transcript!

Oct 14, Isaac Gallaway rated it it was amazing. From the Sepulchre of Christ to the Tomb of Peter.

Interesting material, not new to me as it has been covered in other abrbara I have read but clearly written and a good place to start if you are not familiar with the material. The military order was originally intended to protect the interests of the king of Jerusalem during the Christian occupation of the Holy Land between the 12th and 14th centuries.


The Secret History Revealed. The fact that the Pope was impotent in dealing bafbara the Royal secular powers who placed themselves above the Pope, is not new or necessarily surprising.

Denial of Christ is serious business, whether taught or not. It really is quite an amazing story regarding Fascinating look at the Templars without all the BS. Barbada is also the author of the acclaimed The Templars: Demurger, “Cahiers de Fanjeaux”, 41 Most of what was written has been covered in other works and is not that surprising. He lives in Perugia, Italy.

Barbara Frale (Author of The Templars)

Though not a bad read, I did find it somewhat disappointing. Retrieved 24 October Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history–books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Init was adapted into a movie starring Sean Connery. Views Read Edit View history. The author focuses more on the politics of king philip and the popes fighting over disbanding the templars or keeping them around rather than what the templars accomplished or found in the holy land.

T At its height, the Order of the Knights Templar rivaled the kingdoms of Europe in military might, economic power, and political influence. Frale has written books about the Templars and she has a special interest in the history of the Shroud of Turin.