- Gebundene Ausgabe: 494 Seiten
- Verlag: M Evans & Co Inc; Auflage: New. (November 1991)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0871316579
- ISBN-13: 978-0871316578
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,5 x 4,2 x 23,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 24 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.482.799 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – November 1991
Kunden, die diesen Artikel gekauft haben, kauften auch
Es wird kein Kindle Gerät benötigt. Laden Sie eine der kostenlosen Kindle Apps herunter und beginnen Sie, Kindle-Bücher auf Ihrem Smartphone, Tablet und Computer zu lesen.
Geben Sie Ihre Mobiltelefonnummer ein, um die kostenfreie App zu beziehen.
Long on enthusiasm and colorful narrative... it is high adventure. The New York Times Book Review Just how deep ancient rivalries and hatreds run in the Middle East can be gleaned from this dramatic, gripping history of the Knights Templar... Rich in human incident... This is high adventure of the first rank. Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review) Robinson's account of one of the medieval world's most famous military orders serves as a reminder that history can be more enthralling than even the most imaginative fiction. Booklist, (Starred Review) Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony... John J. Robinson has written a fascinating history of an incredible time. The Washington Times
Over the last 1000 years the bloodiest game of king-of-the-hill has been for supremacy on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This book recounts the stirring saga of the Knights Templar, the Christian warrior-monks who occupied the sacred Mount in the aftermath of the butchery of the First Crusade. Recruited to a life intended to lead only to martyrdom, they were totally dedicated to the pious paradox that the wholesale slaughter of non-believers would earn the eternal gratitude of the Prince of Peace. The Templars amassed great wealth, which they used to finance their 200 years of war against Moslems on the desert battlefields. The Templar's reward for those two centuries of military martyrdom was to be arrested by Pope and King, tortured and finally decreed out of existence. But their legend and legacy just would not die. In telling the incredible story of the Knights Templar, the author's clear explanation of the cultural and religious differences among the Templars' enemies and friends in the Middle East gives fresh understanding of why people who hated each other 900 years ago still do so today.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
Another nice feature of the book is the amount of time spent on the original inhabitants of the Middle East and later in the book on the Mongol invaders. The author does not evince any sort of bias and treat each group equally in his assessment, pointing out both their honorable and despicable deeds.
I would reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in history, warfare, or secret societies, although the secret society aspect it downplayed here.
Die neuesten Kundenrezensionen
Robinson's workignores the new findings on these Knights. Are you kidding? He really believes these men banded together to be the good samaritans of thechurch world? Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 17. Juni 2000 von ROSE
I read this well written book and wonder as to motive. Agori's Defenders of the Holy Grail suggests a connection back to Jesus through Godfrey, and has the Pope assasinating... Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 8. Juni 2000 von Shannon
If you love history, this is one of those, "Couldn't put it down books." It is chock full of information. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 5. Mai 2000 von Harley & Maggie
This book was well recommended by the other readers in this column. It is the saga of the Knights Templar, and their role in the crusades to restore christianity in the Holy Land. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 3. Februar 2000 veröffentlicht
I was very interested in the topic when it first started out but midway through the book I felt bogged down with information. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 19. Januar 2000 von J. Weber
Reads like a novel. (I know, not a particularly original thing to say, but it's true). Would make a great multi-part graphic novel or television mini-series. Lesen Sie weiter...Am 16. Dezember 1999 veröffentlicht
The book flows like a story, it draws you in to the historical events in away I have never thought possible. Lesen Sie weiter...Veröffentlicht am 2. September 1999 von firstname.lastname@example.org