The Templars and the Grail

Knights of the Quest

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"A practical history of the Templars...this book is a must for those interested in the Western Mysteries." --Robert Brydon, FSA Scot., Templar historian
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Book Details

Pages

280 Pages

Size

6 x 9

Format

Trade Paperback

Pub. Date

05/01/2003

ISBN

978-0-8356-0807-7

Publisher

Quest Books

Authors

  • Author Karen Ralls PhD

    Karen Ralls, Ph.D., medieval historian, international lecturer, and media consultant, was postdoctoral fellow at the University of Edinburgh for six years before continuing her specialist medieval research at Oxford. A member of the Oxford University Religious Studies Society, the American Academy of Religion (AAR), and the British Society for the Study of Religion (BASR), Dr. Ralls was also former deputy director of the Rosslyn Chapel Museum exhibition (1996-2001). Originally from the United States, she has frequently appeared on the History Channel and Discovery, and in National Geographic TV documentaries. The author of The Templars and the Grail and other books, she has an award-winning Website www.karenralls.com.

Why do the powerful medieval Knights Templar, the famed warriors of the Crusades, still intrigue many today? A secret society long shrouded in mystery, the Templars were believed to conduct mystical rituals, to guard the Holy Grail, and to possess the priceless treasures of the Temple of Jerusalem. Did they bring their treasure to North America, as some legends say? This definitive work about the Templars and their presumed hidden knowledge addresses many such fascinating questions, with rare photos from the Rosslyn Chapel Museum (Scotland) included.
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"A practical history of the Templars...this book is a must for those interested in the Western Mysteries." --Robert Brydon, FSA Scot., Templar historian "A concise and easy-to-read survey of two richly symbolic and enduring aspects of the Middle Ages." --Renaissance Magazine (Fall 2003) "A factual history of the medieval Templar Order...Informative and readable excursion into the ever-fascinating world of quest." -- Caduceus magazine (UK; June 2003) "A practical history of the Templars...this book is a 'must' for those interested in the western mysteries." --Chev. Robert Brydon, Rosslyn Chapel Museum exhibition owner and Templar archivist, Edinburgh "An open-minded look at the history, influence and mysteries of the Knights Templar...can be usefully read by anyone interested." --Freemasonry Today magazine, Summer 2003 issue