Barbara Frale è una storica italiana, nota per gli studi sui Cavalieri templari e sulla Sindone di pubblica per l’editore scientifico. Vatican historian Frale supplies plenty of facts about the controversial Crusaders. The Templars – Barbara Frale – Free download as PDF File .pdf) or read online for free. An explosive new history of the medieval world’s most powerful military.

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Templar historian Barbara Frale happened to be studying a document at the Vatican Secret Archives when she suddenly realized that it was none other than the long-lost transcript!

The author writes from and unabashedly Roman Catholic view point, which I honestly think helps one to understand the Templars in their own setting and their own self-identity.

Frale is well educated in templar, papacy and crusade history. The Templars were only beholding to the Pope and they had dispensation from taxes that allowed them to amass landed estates and great wealth. Barbara Frale gives batbara an explosive, exhaustively researched history of the medieval world’s most powerful military order, the Templars.

These Latin states were governed by noble courts in much the same way as their counterparts in Europe.

The Templars: The Secret History Revealed

Since this history is totally from documented sources it includes none of the speculations so often heaped onto the Templars. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The rumors that surround them made them the Opus Dei of their day, and the trial and investigative documents revealed some surprising information. This page was last edited on 31 Mayat My library Help Advanced Book Search. Very well written by an author who knows her research, this book gives not only the background for the Templar Order in its historical viewpoint, but also delves deep into the mindset of the time period religiously, social-economically, and politically highlighting all the intrigues and power struggles between the Pope and the King of France.

Frale seems mostly objective, but also appears to be sympathetic to the aims of the Pope and the Order. Apr 06, Sarah Pangloss rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Which points out the fact that men haven’t changed and the Roman Catholic Church was just as corrupt as the kings and princes of Europe. She was born in Viterbo on 24 February The book read like a text book. She discusses the Medieval conditions that gave rise to the order, how in addition to the Papal esire to regain Jerusalem from the Moslems, Europe had a terrific problem with the violence of armed knigts and what a good idea it was to bundle them off to Asia.


I would have like more detail about the popes, the crusades, the political climate, and that would have made the book much longer, perhaps too long for the casual reader and not detailed enough for the serious historians of the period, but I wanted to know more. Thomas Aquinas and was published in The Secret Initiation Test. I quite enjoyed this book, it gave a good overview of the history of the Templar’s and their organization.

Either the Temple or the Church of Rome. The results of this research were then shown in the essay edited by Il Mulino, I TemplariBolognawhich received positive remarks on the cultural pages of different Italian and foreign newspapers and was translated in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish and Czech. Trivia About The Templars: Return to Book Page. What I longed for most was maps to show me where things were taking place and where people were traveling to.

Gregory Conti is a professor of modern Italian history at the University of Rochester, a lecturer in English at the University of Perugia, and a freelance translator.

The Templars: The Secret History Revealed by Barbara Frale

Dal codice ombra d’obbedienza militare alla costruzione del processo per eresia by Barbara FraleFranco Cardini Contributor 4. The Templars is not another fictitious book. Want to Read saving…. The meatiest part of the book is the final chapter which reveals the latest info come to light about the end of the Templar order thanks to Philip the Fourth of France and the revelation of the Chignon Parchment.

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Preview — The Templars by Barbara Frale. It’s great to read about the discovery of the Chinon Parchment, but the majority of this book is taken up by a history of the Templars which is over-simplified and full of assumptions.


Molays Retraction and the Struggle over the Papal Investigation.

Barbara Frale (Author of The Templars)

Umberto Eco’s bqrbara calls all other Templar “histories” rubbish, mere fictional inventions of their authors. Aug 21, Apzmarshl rated it liked it Recommended to Apzmarshl by: In Septembershe found an authentic copy of the Chinon Parchment. An interesting study of the birth of a remarkable military and religious organization that played a major role in the Holy Land during the Crusades during the 12th and 13th Centuries but which came to an inglorious and tragic end with the burning of its grand master at the stake in I found it a quick and generally interesting read.

In November Barbara Frale claimed that she had discovered the burial certificate of “Jesus of Nazareth” on the Shroud of Turinand that the date was in accord with the Gospel records. Fascinating look at the Templars without all the BS. Init was adapted into a movie starring Sean Connery. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. By hemplars this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The author makes it clear that this was the end of the Templars and rumours of its continuing to exist down to the present day are just myths and superstitions.

Because templarx is only about pages long, there is a lot of history crammed into relatively few words. Most of what was written has been covered in other works and is not that surprising. Another part I appreciate is an entire chapter worth of pages citing and documenting bibliographical information.

Frale was able to use old and forgotten documents to put together this insightful book. Demurger, Chevaliers du Christ. And, to an extent, I received it. The Excommunicated Emperor and the Holy King.

Since no other monastic order in the Catholic tradition had ever born arms against actual rather than spiritual enemies, the foundation of the group required bwrbara creative theological solutions. The Armed Guard of the Roman Church.

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