Templar Code For Dummies

Templar Code for Dummies

The Templar Code For Dummies

by Chris Hodapp and Alice von Kannon
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Wiley
Language: English
ISBN – 13: 978-0470127650

Reviewed by Stephen Dafoe

Templar Code for Dummies” by Christopher Hodapp and Alice von Kannon is a book that offers a comprehensive and valuable exploration of the history of the Knights Templar and the Crusades. However, one cannot overlook the issue of the title, which was not chosen by the authors but by the publishers of the Dummies series who sought to capitalize on the popularity of Dan Brown’s works.

The title may give the impression of a frivolous or superficial book, but readers should not be dissuaded by it. Beneath the title lies a well-researched and engaging account of the Templars, making this book a worthy addition to any enthusiast’s collection.

Hodapp and von Kannon skillfully delve into the intriguing history of the Templars and their involvement in the Crusades, shedding light on their achievements, challenges, and eventual downfall. The authors not only cover the historical aspects but also explore the contemporary neo-Templar Orders, including the Freemasons and the SMOTJ (Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem).

As a technical editor for the book, I can attest to the authors’ dedication and meticulous approach to their research. They have put in tremendous effort to gather relevant and accurate information, providing readers with a reliable and informative resource.

One of the book’s strengths is its ability to appeal to a wide audience. It caters to both newcomers seeking an introduction to the Templars and seasoned enthusiasts looking for deeper insights. The narrative flows smoothly, allowing readers to easily follow the historical events and understand the significance of the Templars in their time.

Despite the occasional overshadowing effect of the title, the content of “Templar Code for Dummies” is far from simplistic or dumbed down. The authors have managed to strike a balance between accessibility and scholarly integrity, making it a highly recommended read for anyone eager to learn more about the Knights Templar.

While the title choice may have its flaws, it should not deter readers from delving into this well-crafted and informative book. “Templar Code for Dummies” stands as a testament to the authors’ dedication and expertise, providing a comprehensive exploration of the Templar history that will leave readers enlightened and intrigued.

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