Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights Templar, Presented to Malcolm Barber

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During the Central Middle Ages Catholics had the opportunity to take part in Holy War in the Latin East in two different but related ways, by taking the Cross and by entering the Order of the Temple. Both crusaders and Knights Templar were dubbed by contemporary panegyrists milites Christi, knights engaged in combat for the cause of Christ. On numerous battlefields in the Middle East crusaders and Templars fought side by side. By the late thirteenth century both modes of Holy War faced critical situations. Crusading failed ...

Knighthoods of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Knights Templar, Presented to Malcolm Barber 2007, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754655275

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