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Who Were the Knights Templar?

Course number : 19410   ID : 88982    Class Section : Spring 1
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The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, commonly known as the Knights Templar, were among the most wealthy and powerful of the Western Christian military orders. The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages. When the Holy Land was lost, support for the Order faded. Rumors about the Templars' secret initiation ceremony created mistrust and King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the Order, took advantage of the situation. On October 13, 1307, many of the Order's members in France were arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and then burned at the stake. Under pressure from King Philip, Pope Clement V disbanded the Order in 1312. The abrupt disappearance gave rise to speculation and legends. We will explore the possible connection of modern day organizations with this Medieval Order through historical and DNA research, as well as view a film that traces the history of the Knights Templar.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

CE South Building

Angelo Cervantes 



Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.



Registration Closes On
Friday, May 29, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/29/2020 - 5/29/2020 Weekly - Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 220 Angelo Cervantes