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Titel: Dungeon, Fire and Sword (The Knights Templar...
Verlag: O'Mara Books, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good
O'Mara Books 1994; Large volume 494 pages, illustrated, good to very good in dust jacket; B&W Illustrations; 494 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 13320
Inhaltsangabe: Over the past thousand years supremacy has been fought for on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This book recounts the story of the Knights Templar, the Christian warrior-monks who occupied the sacred Mount after the First Crusade. Recruited to a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience, they were dedicated to the pious paradox of killing non-believers, and in-so-doing earning the gratitude of the Prince of Peace. In addition to providing a narrative history of the Knights Templar, the author explains the cultural and religious differences among the Templars' enemies and friends in the Middle East and gives an understanding of the people who populated the area. Here are the Sunnis and the Shiites, the Kurds and Armenians, the Arabs and the Turks, who are in today's headlines.
Rezension: Long on enthusiasm and colorful narrative... it is high adventure. The New York Times Book Review Just how deep ancient rivalries and hatreds run in the Middle East can be gleaned from this dramatic, gripping history of the Knights Templar... Rich in human incident... This is high adventure of the first rank. Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) Robinson's account of one of the medieval world's most famous military orders serves as a reminder that history can be more enthralling than even the most imaginative fiction. Booklist, (Starred Review) Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony... John J. Robinson has written a fascinating history of an incredible time. The Washington Times
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