Author(s): Michael Haag
Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from Indiana Jones to Dan Brown. In The Templars, author Michael Haag offers a definitive history of these loyal Christian soldiers of the Crusades--sworn to defend the Holy Land and Jerusalem, but ultimately damned and destroyed by the Pope and his church. A bestseller in the United Kingdom--the first history of the enigmatic warriors to include findings from the Chinon Parchment, the long-lost Vatican document absolving the Knights of heresy--The Templars by Michael Haag is fascinating reading.
The definitive guide to Templars' history, legends and mysteries - and the belief that their hand can be seen in everything from the Cathar heresy to Masonic conspiracies.
"* 'Michael Haag, in his well-knit narrative gets through an enormous spread of history'- Daily Telegraph * 'An essential guide for anyone who wants a comprehensive guide to the Templars... a perfect place to begin your quest'- Good Book Guide * 'Admirably comprehensive and balanced'- Birmingham Mail * 'An intriguing and revealing work that surprises and entertains'- Nottingham Evening Post"
Michael Haag has written widely on the Egyptian, Classical and Medieval worlds. He is author of the much-admired Alexandria: City of Memory (Yale University Press), and of bestselling Rough Guides to Tutankhamun and The Da Vinci Code.