The book is out

Everyday Life of the Templars coverThe Everyday Life of the Templars is now out, priced at £20 or $32.95 for the hardback or £8.99 / $11.72 for the Kindle edition (Amazon only). It can be ordered directly from the publisher or from Amazon UK or Amazon USA etc., etc.

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Hospitallers, for a change

Cardiff PhD candidate Nick McDermott was with the Cardiff contingent at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo last May. Medieval Warfare Magazine liked his paper on Hospitaller slaves: https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/mwblog/hospitallers-used-slaves/

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The Everyday Life of the Templars

Everyday Life of the Templars cover
F040266 The Everyday Life of the Templars Press Release
… is due out on 27 July (less than two weeks from now).

Update 20 July: in fact Amazon states that it’s due out on 20 July, but it’s not out yet: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Everyday-Life-Templars-Knights-Templar/dp/1781553734

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Death of ‘Documents relating to the Military Orders’

It was warned of long ago, and now it has come: the ‘Documents relating to the Military Orders’ are no longer available online. Cardiff University has closed down the links.

However, here comes Google cache to the rescue! All the files are still on google cache! So here they are:

Documents relating to the Military Orders online

Document One: contemporary reactions to the foundation of the military orders: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:JXpLEwSPa0gJ:www.cf.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS1.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Dccument Two: How William Became a Monk

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:g-st0maOR94J:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS2old.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

The Siege of Ascalon: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:n4a2Pp4afYYJ:www.cf.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/Ascalon.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Extracts from the Chronicles of Matthew Paris:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6toLeguWb5gJ:www.cf.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MATTHEW.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Document Three: The Fall of Acre (1291): http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:SKGp4MK1P7QJ:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS3.htm+&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Document Four: The Iberian Peninsula and the ‘Reconquest’: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:hFP0b0yPI7UJ:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS4.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Documents relating to the Baltic Crusade:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:2Xtmeo4XFBsJ:www.cf.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/TEUTONIC.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Charters of donation to the Military Orders

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:owE7PP4-i6YJ:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS5old.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

The Monastic Day and the Templars’ Day

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:6dQylicGRGYJ:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS6.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Jacques de Vitry: Sermons to a Military Order

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:SB_ibvSbIy4J:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/VITRY.html+&cd=4&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Literature of the Military Orders

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:b74WKUFk9m0J:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS7.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Relations with Rulers

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:gJZpYd5EAvUJ:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS8.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

The Military Orders and Economic Growth

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:rq5tPwHKj3MJ:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS9.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Crusade Planning in the late thirteenth century

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:UA86AKVpUmcJ:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS10.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

The Trial of the Templars

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:Fho0gRj86Y4J:www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/people/hn/MilitaryOrders/MILORDOCS11.htm+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

Some of them also appear on other websites, e.g. Paul Halsall’s Online Sourcebook and the De Re Militari site.

 

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And the index …

Everyday Life of the Templars coverThose awaiting the book will be pleased to read that the index was completed and sent back last week. As I had to do the index in the middle of exam marking there are probably some ‘issues’ with it. But possibly some index is better than no index at all.

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Kalamazoo 2017

Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology and Religion sponsored a very successful session at the 52nd Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (http://www.wmich.edu/medievalcongress) earlier this month. Twenty scholars turned out early on Sunday morning to hear papers on various aspects of ‘The Knightly Lifecycle’ and ask lots of interesting questions. Here’s a photo of us to prove that we all got there: from the left, Dr Elizabeth Terry of Austin College, Texas; myself, as organiser of the session; Nicholas McDermott of the School of History, Archaeology and Religion; Greg Leighton, of the same; and Pierre Gaite, of the same.IMG_3682

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Proofs

Everyday Life of the Templars coverThe proofs of the book are here. I’m checking through them.

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