his is a book list compiled by some net friends and myself. It is by no means definitive, but I will expand it as I find new material. Of course I have not read all of the books listed here (heck, I can't even read French or Spanish!) but at least you can get some pointers and have loads of fun as you hunt for a book published in London in 1859. The amazing variety of the material cited in the list is largely due to the miracle of on-line databases.
n addition to this list, I have a list of more vague references, mostly on Masonic lodge papers and books that include the Knights Templar in their name. Most of that stuff is printed in the 19th century and will be unavailable to us mortals, but some of the titles are truly interesting, if a wee bit on the wacky side. Mail me for a copy of the list. NB: The list is a copy of a copy and not scannable. You must include your snail mail address to have it sent to you.
Baigent, Michael: Holy blood, Holy Grail / Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln. New York : Delacorte Press, c1982.
Baigent, Michael, Leigh, Richard, and Lincoln, Henry: The Messianic Legacy. Dell, 1989
Baigent, Michael, and Leigh, Richard: The Temple and the Lodge. Arcade Publications, 1991
Barber, Malcolm: The Trial of the Templars; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1978.
Barber, Malcolm: The New Knighthood; Cambridge/Canto Press, 1994-95. ISBN 0-521-55872-7
Billings, M.: The Cross and the Crescent; A History of the Crusades. BBC Publications, London 1987
Bull, Marcus: Knightly Piety and the Lay Response to the First Crusade. Oxford, 1993
Burman, Edward: Templars, Knights of God; Crucible, 1992. 2nd ed.
Bradley, Michael: Holy Grail Across the Atlantic
Campbell, G. A. (George Archibald), 1900: The Knights Templars. New York : AVS Press, 1980
Castan Lanaspa, Javier: Arquitectura templaria castellano-leonesa Valladolid : Universidad de Valladolid, Secreteriado de Publicaciones, 1983.
Daraul, Arkon 1961: A History of Secret Societies Published by Citadel Press
Demurger, A.: Vie et mort de l'Ordre du Temple. Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1989. 433 p.
Eco, Umberto: Foucault's Pendulum. Harcourt Brace, 1989.
France, John: Victory In The East: A military history of the First Crusade. Cambridge, 1994
Forey, Alan John: The Templars in the Corona de Aragon. London, Oxford University Press, 1973.
Gardner, Laurence: Bloodline Private of the Holy Grail (The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed). Element Books Limited, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8BP, Great Britain 1996
Gerard, P., Magnon, É., and Wolff, Ph.: Cartulaires des Templiers de Douzens. Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale, 1963. 363 p.
Gies, Frances: The Knight in History. New York : Perennial Library, 1987 (1984)
Gilmour-Bryson, Anne, 1934: The trial of the Templars in the Papal State and the Abruzzi / Citta del Vaticano : Biblioteca apostolica Vaticana, 1982.
Hancock, Graham: The Sign and the Seal. London : William Heinemann, 1992.
Howarth, Stephen: The Knights Templar. 1st American ed. New York : Atheneum, 1982.
Knight, Christopher and Lomas, Robert: The Hiram Key, Century 1996
Knight, Christopher and Lomas, Robert: The Second Messiah: Templars, the Turin Shroud and the Great Secret of Freemasonry
Lees, Beatrice A. ed.: Templars. Records of the Templars in England in the twelfth century : the Inquest of 1185 with illustrative charters and documents
Legman, G. et al.: The Guilt of the Templars. New York, Basic Books, 1966.
Maalouf, Amin: The Crusades through Arab Eyes Schocken Books, New York 1985
Muller-Wiener W.: Castles of the Crusaders Thames & Hudson, London, 1971
Nicholson, Helen: Images of the Military Orders, 1118-1291
Parker, Thomas William (1921) :The Knights Templars in England. Tucson, University of Arizona Press, 1963.
Partner, Peter: The Murdered Magicians, recently republished as The Knights Templar ans their Myth, Destiny Books, 1994
Prawer, J. (1972):The World of the Crusaders. Weidenfeld/Nicolas, Jerusalem
Riley-Smith, J.: The Atlas of the Crusades. Facts on File, 1990
Riley-Smith, J.: The First Crusade and the idea of crusading, Philadelphia, 1986
Robinson, John J. (1992): Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades
Runciman, Sir Stephen: History of the Crusades Vol 2, The Kingdom of Jerusalem
Runciman, Sir Stephen: The Families of Outremer Feudal Nobility 1099-1291 Athlone Press Uni. London, 1960
Seward, Desmond (1972): The Monks of War
Sinclair, Andrew: The Sword and the Grail. Crown Publishers, New York, ISBN 0-517-58618-5
Simon, Edith (1959, reprinted 1977): The Piebald Standard: A Biography of the Knights Templars
Smail, R.C.: Crusading Warfare 1097-1193 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought). 2nd ed, Cambridge 1995
Williamson, John Bruce (1859): The history of the Temple, London, from the institution of the order of the Knights of the Temple to the close of the Stuart period, compiled from the original records of the two learned and honourable societies of the Temple, by J. Bruce Williamson. 2nd ed. London, J. Murray 1925
Wilson, Ian: Holy Faces, Secret Places. Doubleday 1991
Wood, Herbert (1907): The Templars in Ireland, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, vol. xxvi, sec. C. The true pearl of my collection. If only I had the book! Now I have to be content with photocopies.
Upton-Ward, J.M. (1972) The Rule of the Templars Published by The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
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