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Templar Quest in the Languedoc, France
Knights Templar, Cathars & Troubadours, Rennes-le-Château

Recommended Reading

You do not need to know anything at all about the Languedoc to come on our Templar Quest, but you might get more out of it if you have some familiarity with the subject.

Below are some of our recommendations for books in English, If you click on the links you will go to reviews in a new window, which in turn will link to Amazon if you like the look of any of them (both com and co.uk)



Malcolm Barber, The Trial of the Templars, (Canto Classics, 2012)
ISBN-10: 110764576X, ISBN-13: 978-1107645769

Peter Partner, The Knights Templar and Their Myth, (Destiny Books, 1990)
ISBN-10: 0892812737, ISBN-13: 978-0892812738

Edward Burman, The Templars: Knights of God (The Rise and Fall of the Knights Templars), (Inner Traditions, 1988),
ISBN-10: 0892812214, ISBN-13: 978-0892812219

Karen Ralls, The Templars and the Grail, (Quest Books, 2003)
ISBN-10: 0835608077, ISBN-13: 978-0835608077

Desmond Seward, The Monks of War: The Military Religious Orders (Penguin Books, 1996), ISBN-10: 0140195017, ISBN-13: 978-0140195019

The Trial of the Templars



Zoë Oldenburg, Massacre at Montsegur: a history of the Albigensian Crusade,
(Phoenix, 2006)
ISBN-10: 1842124285, ISBN-13: 978-1842124284

Malcolm Barber, The Cathars, Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages
(Longman, , 2000)
h ISBN-10: 0582256623, ISBN-13: 978-0582256620

Stephen O'Shea, The Perfect Heresy: The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathar
(Profile Books Ltd, 2001) Language: English
ISBN-10: 1861973500, ISBN-13: 978-1861973504

Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Montaillou: village Occitan, 1294-1324
(George Braziller Inc., 2008)
ISBN-10: 0807615986, ISBN-13: 978-0807615980

Jonathan Sumption, The Albigensian Crusade
(Faber & Faber, 2011)

René Weis, The Yellow Cross: The Story of the Last Cathars, 1290-1329
(Knopf, 2001) Language: English
ISBN-10: 0375404902, ISBN-13: 978-0375404900

Michael Costen, The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade
(Manchester University Press; 1997) Language: English
ISBN-10: 0719043328, ISBN-13: 978-0719043321

Marcus Cowper, Cathar Castles, Fortresses of the albigensian Crusade 1209-1300
(Osprey Publishing, 2006)
ISBN-10: 1846030668, ISBN-13: 978-1846030666

The Perfect Heresy




Gérard de Sède, The Accursed Treasure of Rennes-le-Chateau,
(DEK Publishing, 2001)
ISBN-10: 0954152700, ISBN-13: 978-0954152703

Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, Henry Lincoln, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail,
(Century Co., Illustrated Ed edition 2005)
ISBN-10: 1844138402, ISBN-13: 978-1844138401

Christopher Dawes, Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail
(Running Press, 2005)
ISBN-10: 1560256788, ISBN-13: 978-1560256786

Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
(Anchor, 2009)
ISBN-10: 0307474275, ISBN-13: 978-0307474278

Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
(Mariner Books; Reprint edition,2007)
ISBN-10: 015603297X, ISBN-13: 978-0156032971

Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, The Sion Revelation, Inside the Shadowy World of Europe's Secret Masters
(Touchstone,, 2006)
ISBN-10: 0641959109, ISBN-13: 978-0641959103

Holy Blood, Holy Grail


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