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    DescriptionIn 1187, nearly a century after the victorious First Crusade, Saladin captured Jerusalem. The Templars, headquartered on the Temple Mount, were driven from the city along with the Frankish population.The fall of Jerusalem was a turning point, the start of a narrative of desperate struggle and relentless loss. In little more than a century Acre would be destroyed, the Franks driven from Outremer, and the Templars themselves, reviled and disgraced, would face their final immolation. Michael Haag's new book explores the rise and fall of the Templars against the backdrop of the Crusader ideal and their settlement venture in Outremer. Haag argues that the Crusader States were a rare period when the population of Palestine had something approaching local rule, representing local interests - and the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin was a disaster. He contends that the Templars, as defenders of the Crusader States, were made scapegoats for a Europe whose newfound nationalism caused it to withdraw support for the Crusader venture. Throughout, he charts the Templars' rise and fall in gripping narrative, with their beliefs and actions set in the context of their time.


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    Title
    The Tragedy of the Templars
    Subtitle
    The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Haag
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 436
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 39 mm
    Weight: 611 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846684500
    ISBN 10: 1846684501
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3H
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF, HBW
    BISAC V2.8: REL016000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15550
    BIC subject category V2: HBWC, 3H, 1FB
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 909.07
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHG
    Illustrations note
    20 ills
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Michael Haag has written widely on the Egyptian, Classical and Medieval worlds. He is author of a dozen books, notably Alexandria: City of Memory, a definitive study of Cavafy, Forster and Lawrence Durrell in the city, and of The Templars: History and Myth.