Sunday, January 18, 2009

Barbara Frale's "The Templars: The Secret History Revealed"

Just tearing into the long-awaited English translation of Barbara Frale's 2004 book, The Templars: The Secret History Revealed (2009, Arcade Publishing). Frale, a staff historian with the Vatican Secret Archives, is credited with rediscovering in 2001 the Chinon Parchment, the record of the papal investigation into the charges against the medieval Order, and the subsequent pardon to them granted by Pope Clement V.

The brief foreword by Umberto Eco has the following priceless remarks: "No other subject has ever inspired more hacks from more countries throughout time than the Templars. . . The only way to determine if a book on the Templars is serious is to check if it ends in 1314..."

Only complaint so far is that it does not have a translation of the Chinon document itself.

6 comments:

neverwinternights@live.be said...

I was equally interested in the documentary as in Barbara I think :)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

or_maybe_it_changes_everything??????

Anonymous said...

i_have_the_shroud_of_henrick._i_swear_i_can_see_text_on_it_and_that_i_am_not_a_degenerate

Sandy Sandaine said...

I would like to know why chapter one opens with the statement that Jesus died in Jerusalem on April 7 in the year 790.Is this a misprint.

Sandy Sandaine said...

Considering the fact Barbara has also claimed to have discovered a burial certificate on the Shroud of Turin and stating that date was in accordance with Gospel records (the 16th year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius). This statement would then put the death of Jesus in the year A.D. 30 TO 31.