Title The Trial of Templars (The New Cambridge History of India)
Book Condition New
Publisher Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 1993
0521457270 / 9780521457279
Seller ID 011413
On 18 March 1314, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Templars, was burned at the stake. For almost two centuries, the knights of the Order of the Temple had flourished during the Crusades in Palestine and Syria, and in the West, notably in France. But in 1307, the Templars in France were arrested by King Philip IV’s officials in the name of the Inquisition, their property seized and the men charged with serious heresies, including the denial of Christ, homosexuality and idol worship. Confessions, extracted under torture, were brought before royal and papal tribunals, but in 1310 a number of Templar brothers mounted a defence of their Order, refuelling the controversies which continued for a further four years before the final executions. Malcolm Barber’s fascinating account, assessing the charges brought against the Order, once again puts the Templars on trial. Contents Preface; Introduction; 1. The participants; 2. The arrests; 3. The papal intervention; 4. The papal and episcopal inquiries; 5. The defence of the Order; 6. The end of resistance; 7. The charges; 8. The trial in other countries; 9. The suppression; 10. Conclusion; Appendix A: The articles of accusation, 12 August 1308; Appendix B: An orthodox reception: the description of Gérard de Caux, 12 January 1311; Chronology of the trial; Notes; Bibliography; Index. Printed Pages: 320.
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