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The everyday life of the Templars: The Knights Templar at home

Nicholson, Helen Jane 2017. The everyday life of the Templars: The Knights Templar at home. Stroud: Fonthill.

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Abstract

The lives of the medieval Templars may appear hidden and mysterious. Helen J. Nicholson reveals their everyday world set out in early 14th-century records of the Templars’ estates. These records show us how the Templars operated, the men and women who worked for them on their lands and houses, their tenants and the people who owed them money. We can see what animals they kept, from warhorses to plough animals, with cattle, pigs and flocks of sheep. The accounts record fields of grain or hay, meadow and woodland, mills and fishponds. Drawing on these records, along with archaeological evidence and the Templars’ own regulations, Nicholson sets out to reconstruct how the Templars lived from day-to-day. The Everyday Life of the Templars: The Knight Templars at Home is a fascinating insight into the everyday lives of these pious men, who were not powerful nobles or great churchmen, yet held great influence in medieval Europe.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knights Templar; medieval Europe; religious orders;
Publisher: Fonthill
ISBN: 9781781553732
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 13:29
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/103656

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