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The Templars

De : Dan Jones
Lu par : Dan Jones
Durée : 15 h et 35 min
Catégories : Anglais - History, European
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Description

The Knights Templar were the wealthiest, most powerful - and most secretive - of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era. Their story - encompassing as it does the greatest international conflict of the Middle Ages, a network of international finance, a swift rise in wealth and influence followed by a bloody and humiliating fall - has left a comet's tail of mystery that continues to fascinate and inspire historians, novelists and conspiracy theorists.

Unabridged edition read by Dan Jones.

©2017 Head of Zeus (P)2017 Penguin Random House LLC

Critiques

"A pacy narrative history of the medieval order laced with tales of blood and bravery." ( The Sunday Times)
"This is a fascinating story of fanaticism...Jones is certainly an entertainer, but also a fine historian who knows how to render serious scholarship into accessible prose. Seldom does one find serious history that is so easy to read." ( The Times)
"Snappy, well-paced…. The author’s ambition, he says, is to tell the story of the Templars in a straightforward way and 'to write a book that will entertain as well as inform'. He has done precisely that." ( The Daily Telegraph)

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As described at the beginning, is a well planned historical account of the Templars and the crusades.

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A Riveting Narrative History of the Templars

Having already thoroughly enjoyed Jones' books on The Plantagenets and the Wars of the Roses, I had high hopes for The Templars and was not disappointed. I knew relatively little about the famous Holy Order beforehand and learned a tremendous amount from this book, all the while being thoroughly entertained. Excellent narrative history.