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by Edith Simon

History of the Knights Templar. Illustrated.
Download The Piebald Standard: A Biography of the Knights Templars epub
ISBN: 0404154190
ISBN13: 978-0404154196
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Edith Simon
Language: English
Publisher: Ams Pr Inc; 1st AMS ed edition (June 1, 1977)
Pages: 312 pages
ePUB size: 1536 kb
FB2 size: 1840 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 820
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delivered on time great condition and great history of the Templars their rise and fall by the church that double crossed them
A book of generalizations. Learned little new information. Although the book was written for another time -- it could have been better written. The writer presumes the reader knows references and is therefore locked in the time in which she wrote it. I would not recommend it for a serious student of the times. Even the word piebald is not explained well if at all; there could have been at least a few details.
Having read this entire book (the one I now have listed here to $22), I was so extremely delighted at the elevated prose Edith Simon achieved here. It's a wonderful accomplishment. Few writers display the sophistication of sentence construction, the richness of vocabulary, and the knowledge of the subject she does. Anyone interested in the Knights Templars would love this book; it would certainly enhance appreciation and understanding to read it. Now I'm searching for other books by Edith Simon to see if her prose is always so beautiful.
For Knights Templar fans and historians, this is a great book. Balanced with the updated material being published now by current efforts and this book's information will give you a well based understanding of the greatest of Military Orders.