Post-classical history

The Templars: The History and the Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons

The Templars: The History and the Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons

An investigation of the Templars' history, legends and mysteries, including modern conspiracy theories, novels and films.

Introduction

Part 1: The Contexts

Chapter 1. The Temple of Solomon

Chapter 2. The New Christian Empire

Chapter 3. The Muslim Conquests

Chapter 4. The First Crusade

Part 2: The Rise 1099 to 1150

Chapter 5. Origins of the Templars

Chapter 6. The Second Crusade

Part 3: The Power 1150–1291

Chapter 7. Crusader Castles

Chapter 8. Merchant Bankers

Chapter 9. Medieval Heresy

Chapter 10. Saladin and the Templars

Chapter 11. Holding On

Part 4: The Fall 1291–1314

Chapter 12. Exile from the Holy Land

Chapter 13. The Trial

Part 5: The Aftermath

Chapter 14. Survivals

Chapter 15. Conspiracies

Part 6: Locations

Chapter 16. Outremer

Chapter 17. Europe

Part 7: Templarism

Chapter 18. Born Again Templars

Chapter 19. Further Reading

The Templars: a chronology