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Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – November 1991

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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

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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.

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I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It provides a detailed history of all the Crusades as well as the Templar's part in each of them. What I found most interesting in the book were all the political details. It becomes apparent at many points that if the Christian invaders of the Middle East had been organized together rather than engaging in constant infighting they would have been able to hold onto their teritory much longer.
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.
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Although I have always been an avid reader of both fictional and non-fictional works, there has always been an easily discernable difference in the writing approach. This difference is especially evident in historical works. Fictional works are usually more apt to place the reader into a "you are there" state of mind. Reading a non-fictional historical account is most often "drier" reading, and the reader is constantly reminded of the chasm of time that stands between he and the time-frame of the subject.(sometimes, inadvertantly, by such things as footnotes). John J. Robinson's book on the crusades is no such work. Mr. Robinson made the decision to not include any footnotes. This lets one enjoy the work witout having his eys torn from one portion of a page and diverted to another. (Any further scholarly interest can be served by the endnotes and appendix.) Read the book as a novel, because it is a good read. Knights, champions, treachery, good and evil. All aspects of the period are covered. One of the best books I've ever read.
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Contrary to the "Robin Hood" version, Richard I was a blood-thirsty villain who did not speak English and ritually murdered just about anybody he could get his hands on. I also unlearned that Christian-Europeans are as vicious, deceitful, and blood-thirsty as any other culture. That in the name of God, the christian church unleashed unbrideled butchery and rapine on moslems, jews, and other christians of incredible magnitude. That the ultimate effect of the crusades was the solidify the roman-christian church as the dominant christian church, killing of in the name of god other christian sects such as the Albeginsians, the Greek Orthodox, and the Armenians. This book will tell you why those were "the dark ages."
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John Robinson, a scholar with indubitable academic reputation assumes the intricate task to reveal the story of The Knights Templar, throughout their 150 years of official history. No speculations are made regarding their inclination to occultism or adulation of dark forces, instead, Robinson follows a more logical path when arguing that the dissolution of the Templar Order was dictated merely by economic interests, greed, and envy. The vivid description of the wars fought in the Holly Land and the monstrosities of medieval torture techniques many of the Knights had to endure, poses serious questions about the human nature.
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What can i say, a brilliant book. It never drags at any point. The story of the knights Templars and the crusades are covered very well. The book takes you along from the first crusade and the birth of the Templars, right up to their demise. It wipes away many of the myths of the knights. From the in many ways barbaric mercenary knights. To the knights Templar, men of faith who shaped the world around them. For anyone interested in knights, the crusades or the templars, but dont know where to start. Then look no further. Their are other books written in more detail. But none as gripping or as easy to read as this.
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I absolutely could not put this book down! I'd read Robinson's "Born in Blood" a few times and was craving more.... Then, I found "Dungeon, Fire and Sword" at a local bookstore (before my girlfriend introduced me to Amazon.com). I Devoured the book. I could not stop reading, but I did not want it to end. When I finished the book, I wanted MORE John J. Robinson and--luckily--my girlfriend had purchased "A Pilgrim's Path" for me, via Amazon.com....it came in the mail, as a surprise! I finished that one in two sittings..... John J Robinson is an excellent writer. I admire him, greatly.
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Dungeon, Fire and Sword is an excellent read, especially if you want a deeper knowledge of how and why in the crusader years. Unfortuantly the author fancy himself more of a writer than a historian and therefore sometimes transform events into being, perhaps not totally in response to the historical facts. But if you already know a bit about history, you can sort this out, and then you have a well written, very informative book on a sometimes dry subject. I learned alot, but from what I already know, I also know enough to know that what I learned may not be entirely correct. But a good read non the less.
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