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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Being interested in this historic religious organization but knowing little about it other than as portrayed in popular fiction, I was hoping for a lot of insight from this book. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She focuses on the political machinations and essential states that the order died with de Molay. I would recommend this short and informative read. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Either the Temple or the Church of Rome.

From the Sepulchre of Christ to the Tomb of Peter. The later political situation and the failure of the Crusades lead to their downfall.

Vatican historian Frale supplies plenty of facts about the controversial Crusaders. She discusses the Medieval conditions that gave rise to the order, how in addition to the Papal esire to regain Jerusalem from the Moslems, Europe had a terrific problem with the violence of armed knigts and what a good idea it was to bundle them off to Asia.

Books by Barbara Frale. Refresh and try again. Detailed chronicles of each Crusade and the political workings of successive popes overshadow the story of the Templars themselves.


By the time I reached around pg. Very well written by an author who knows her research, this book gives not only the background for the Templar Order in its historical viewpoint, but also delves temp,ars into the mindset of the time period religiously, social-economically, and politically highlighting all the intrigues and power struggles between the Pope and the King of France.

Hardcoverpages. From Lyon to Cyprus.

The Templars: The Secret History Revealed

East and West War and SelfDenial. It is packed with reliable templafs historical information on the Templars. Which points out the fact that men haven’t changed and the Roman Templarz Church was just as corrupt as the kings and princes of Europe. Fascinating look at the Templars without all the BS. He lives in Perugia, Italy.

Mar 28, Eric Fritz rated it it was ok. The Horns of Hattin. The book read like a text book. So much of their story is entangled with monarchical history and political intrigue, as well as monetary graft trmplars save persons of royal ancestry, that you will find the entire story incredibly complex. 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!

The Templars were initially well trained and Frale is a scholar with access to Vatican records.

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What I longed for most was maps to show me where things were taking place and where people were traveling to. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It revealed that Pope Clement V had absolved the order of all charges of heresy. This is a well-researched, and professionally written history of a fascinating organization that was quite powerful for several hundred years and which still interests numerous people til this day.


A very solid overview of the history of the Templars with good detail regarding their suppression. Templar historian Barbara Frale happened to be studying a document at the Vatican Secret Archives when she suddenly realized that it templags none other than the long-lost transcript!

May 26, Greg rated it really liked it.

The Templars: The Secret History Revealed by Barbara Frale

This book has no secret mysteries but is a pretty direct story of historical events. Very good straightforward history.

Information is gathered from the Vatican Secret Library, where secret in this case means private.

The fact that the Pope was impotent in dealing with the Royal secular powers who placed themselves above the Pope, is not new or necessarily surprising. Aug 26, Jeff Miller rated it it was amazing. Selected pages Title Page. Retrieved 24 October The author makes it clear that this was the end of the Templars and rumours of its continuing to exist down to the present day brabara just myths and superstitions.

He taught philosophy and then semiotics varbara the University of Bologna.

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