The Tragedy Of The Templars. The Rise And Fall Of The Crusader States.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. [xiv] + 433 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper. Rear pages a little cockled by damp, but no staining; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 16 pages of black and white and colour plates and by three maps and plans, including one double page. Decorated by half title, contents and chapter heading vignettes and by publisher's device on title page. The rise of the order of Knights Templars and their ultimate destruction, set against the backdrop of the Crusader ideal and their settlement venture in the western Outremer territory in the Holy Land. Michael Haag (b.1943) is a writer and historian on the ancient and classical worlds and on the Mediterranean and Middle East.
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