By Michael Haag
From Michael Haag, bestselling writer of The Templars: The historical past and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, an exhilarating new examine the increase of Templar energy and the saga in their destruction.
Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar used to be a spiritual order devoted to protecting the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims within the a long time after the 1st campaign. mythical for his or her bravery and commitment, the Templars turned one of many wealthiest and strongest our bodies of the medieval world—and the manager defenders of Christian society opposed to becoming Muslim forces.
In The Tragedy of the Templars: the increase and Fall of the Crusader States, Haag masterfully information the conflicts and betrayals that despatched this faction of strong knights spiraling from domination to condemnation.
This stirring and carefully researched paintings of historic research comprises maps and full-color pictures of vital cultural websites, lots of which doubled as battlefields in the course of the Crusades.