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Knights Templar

The Knights Templar were the first significant international bankers.
  an order of medieval knights that existed for two centuries after the First Crusade who helped to protect Jerusalem and European pilgrims to Jerusalem
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Economics of the Templars:

For its day, the Templars developed an innovative banking system to help move money and supplies between Europe and Jerusalem and to support pilgrims along the way. During their 200 year history, the Templars became bankers for much of Europe and amassed significant wealth.

When the last Crusade failed, the organization lost much of its luster and King Philip of France pointed to mysterious initiation ceremonies as an excuse to plunder it.  In 1307 King Phillip tortured Templars into "confessions" of devil worship and burned them at the stake. He seized most of their property in France. King Edward II followed suit in England.

Modern Templar Organizations:
Some organizations reference the Knights Templar of old, but are not thought to have an unbroken link to it.  For example, Freemasons began incorporating Templar symbols and rituals in the 18th century. Their members can aspire to the title "Order of the Knights Templar."  Similarly, The Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem, founded in 1804, has achieved United Nations NGO status as a charitable organization.
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  • The Knights Templar were the first significant international bankers.
  • The secret ceremonies of the Knights Templar made it easy to accuse them of devil worship.
  • Langdon had lectured often enough on the Knights Templar to know that almost everyone on earth had heard of them, at least abstractedly.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • One about the Arboga affair and one about financial journalism entitled The Knights Templar, which came out three years ago.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • You proved that long ago . the inquisition, the torture of the Knights Templar, the Crusades.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Its ranks were filled with gentlemen who felt the stirrings of martial impulse, and sought to establish a kind of College of Arms, where, as in an association of Knights Templars, they might learn the science, and, so far as peaceful exercise would teach them, the practices of war.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • You confess to having adored the heads of Bophomet, those abominable idols of the Templars?
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • (One of them ate forty-eight.) There had been roasting heretics on the one hand—forty-five Templars had been burned in one day—and the heads of captives being thrown into besieged castles from catapults on the other.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The Ancient Mysteries are the foundation for countless legends that have survived in history—stories about powerful wisdom protected by secret guardians like the Templars, the Rosicrucians, the Illuminati, the Alumbrados—the list goes on and on.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • — Blest leaf! whose aromatic gales dispense To Templars modesty, to Parsons sense.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park

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  • "What mean these fellows by their capricious insolence?" said the Templar to the Benedictine, "and why did you prevent me from chastising it?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Our brotherhood has existed for centuries, stretching to the time of the Knights Templar, Arthur, and Charlemagne.
    Libba Bray  --  A Great and Terrible Beauty
  • There were two very short crew clones and one very tall, hooded Templar with him in the windowless ovoid of a room.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Like the Knights Templar.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • He said the Templars brought the Angelus back from the Crusades, and it is really an adaptation of a Moslem custom.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • One of their jobs was to execute the Knights Templar, a legendary band of Christian warriors known for their cunning and ferocity in battle.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The English have nothing equivalent to the gaudy tin soldiers of our governors’ staffs, nor to the bespangled colonels and generals of the Knights Templar and Patriarchs Militant, nor to the nondescript captains and majors of our country towns.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • If a Templar would smile at the qualifications of Marmaduke to fill the judicial seat he occupied, we are certain that a graduate of Leyden or Edinburgh would be extremely amused with this true narration of the servitude of Elnathan in the temple of Aesculapius.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Oh, there are a whole lot of similar imposing titles for the higher degrees in the Grand and Templar lodges of the strict charges.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • He gives the pilgrim warrior’s sign of the knights templars.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He noted that the walkways, pods, and platforms were conspicuously empty except for a few Templars and their diminutive crew clone counterparts.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A good journalist ought to possess these qualities, and I read your book The Knights Templar with great interest.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • The church had made some deadly enemies through the years-the Hassassin, the Knights Templar, armies that had been either hunted by the Vatican or betrayed by them.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "A goodly security!" said the Knight Templar; "and what do you proffer as a pledge?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "By my faith," said Wamba, "it would seem the Templars love the Jews’ inheritance better than they do their company."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "Should your boasted beauty," said the Templar, "be weighed in the balance and found wanting, you know our wager?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Closing his eyes, he tried to recall his memories of rendezvous just before the Templar ship went quantum.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • De Bracy, being attached to the Templars, would have replied, but was prevented by Prince John.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The Templars horse had bled much, and gave way under the shock of the Disinherited Knight’s charge.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "Ay, but he held his sword in his left hand, and so pointed across his body with it," said the Templar.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "You had better have tarried there to fight for the recovery of the Holy Sepulchre," said the Templar.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Before this entrance the Templar wound his horn loudly; for the rain, which had long threatened, began now to descend with great violence.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • How named ye the Templar?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "Sir Templar," said he, "the cheeks of our Saxon maidens have seen too little of the sun to enable them to bear the fixed glance of a crusader."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "These truces with the infidels," he exclaimed, without caring how suddenly he interrupted the stately Templar, "make an old man of me!"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "A dog Jew," echoed the Templar, "to approach a defender of the Holy Sepulchre?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "Sir Franklin," answered the Templar, "my Saracen slaves are true Moslems, and scorn as much as any Christian to hold intercourse with a Jew."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "I impeach not their fame," said the Templar; "nevertheless—"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • It is impossible for language to describe the bitter scowl of rage which rendered yet darker the swarthy countenance of the Templar.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "Unbelieving dog," said the Templar to Isaac the Jew, as he passed him in the throng, "dost thou bend thy course to the tournament?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "Have you confessed yourself, brother," said the Templar, "and have you heard mass this morning, that you peril your life so frankly?"
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "We shall meet again, I trust," said the Templar, casting a resentful glance at his antagonist; "and where there are none to separate us."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • The armour and horse of the Templar Brian de Bois-Guilbert, at what ransom were they held?
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • "The other pilgrims have agreed to ferry down in your ship if the FORCE authorities give permission," added the Templar.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He mentioned his observation to the Templar.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • A Templar treeship normally carried between two and five thousand passengers; it was easily the most desirable way to travel between the stars.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Introductions completed, the Consul cleared his throat and turned toward the Templar.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "I am the seventh," said Het Masteen, captain of the Templar treeship ggdrasill and the True Voice of the Tree.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • The Templar nodded and pointed.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Yet, even at this disadvantage, the Templar sustained his high reputation; and had not the girths of his saddle burst, he might not have been unhorsed.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
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