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The Knights Templar Absolution: The Chinon Parchment and the History of the Poor Knights of Christ by [Grishin, A. A.]
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Besides offering a necessary crash course on the history of the Knights Templar, this book highlights one of the most important documents from the Order's final years: the Chinon Parchment. Originally created in 1308, this official legal record has been recently recovered after missing for centuries. It is finally made widely available here in its original Latin with a new English translation.

In the early 14th century, after a long series of defeats in the Levant, the Order was charged with heresy by King Philip IV of France. The Chinon Parchment details a crucial step in subsequent papal investigations into the Knights Templar activities and contains curious and disturbing depositions of the Order's high-ranking officers, including its Grand Master, Jacques de Molay. The chief Templars were interrogated by specially appointed cardinals at the Castle of Chinon, in a setting where they were seemingly free to speak the truth without any intimidation or fear of torture. What was the outcome of these proceedings? Were the Knights Templar guilty of the charges raised against them? Did this most famous military order of the Middle Ages go through a process of degradation, eventually turning to blasphemy, misconduct and apostasy? Were the Knights Templar condemned by the Pope or were they pardoned? This book seeks to provide plausible answers to these questions.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2400 KB
  • Print Length: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Knights Templar Vault (19 August 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Study of the Knights Templar 3 December 2015
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Excellent book! A great introduction to the history of this Knightly Order, as well as an excellent analysis of the trial and conviction of many of its members for heresy. Absolution gives a well-rounded look at what it was that made the Templar's so powerful, and what led to their eventual downfall. Also, contains an excellent translation of the Chinon Parchment.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 12 March 2015
By Ron Scott - Published on
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Good history
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3.0 out of 5 stars it's ok 23 October 2015
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It's a little dry.....much like a school history book. It's factual and detailed but not really all that interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars About time, history again changes the future! 17 December 2014
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About time , history again changes the future!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reply 11 January 2014
By Peanut - Published on
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It is a very tragic situation, indeed. Always felt the Templars were innocent. Yes, it still matters. Even after all this time. Makes one wonder about the dragon in the book of revelation. What does that say about the tail that follows ? Hmmm...Very scary for humanity; past, present, and future.