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Author Haag, Michael, 1943- author.

Title The tragedy of the Templars : the rise and fall of the Crusader states / Michael Haag.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    271.7913 HAA    Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 433 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Originally published: London : Profile, 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [369]-401) and index.
Contents The Middle East before the Crusades. The Christian world ; The Arab conquests ; Palestine under the Umayyads and the Arab tribes ; The Abbasids and the Arab eclipse ; Byzantine Crusades ; Muslim wars and the destruction of Palestine -- The Turkish Invasion and the First Crusade. The Turkish Invasion ; The call ; The First Crusade -- The founding of the Templars and the Crusader States. The origins of the Templars ; Outremer ; Zengi's jihad ; The Second Crusade -- The Templars and the defence of Outremer ; The view from the Temple Mount ; The defence of Outremer ; Templar wealth -- Saladin and the Templars. Tolerance and intolerance ; Saladin's jihad ; The fall of Jerusalem to Saladin -- The Kingdom of Acre. Recovery ; The Mamelukes ; The fall of Acre -- Aftermath. Lost souls ; The trial ; The destruction of the Templars.
Summary "Explores the rise and fall of the Templars against the background story of the Crusader venture in the Holy Land, which even after four centuries of Muslim occupation had remained a predominantly Christian community with whom settlers from the West intermarried and created a distinctive civilization"--Back cover.
Subject Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, 1137-1193.
Templars -- History.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Islamic Empire -- History -- 750-1258.
Latin Orient -- History.
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