IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 508: The Trial of the Templars, 1307-2007, I: The Background to the Trial (i)

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Helen J. Nicholson, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Moderator/Chair:Helen J. Nicholson, School of History, Archaeology & Religion, Cardiff University
Paper 508-aThe Monetary Tensions that Seriously Damaged Philip IV’s Kingdom, and their Potential Connections with the Arrest of the Templars
(Language: English)
Ignacio de la Torre, Instituto de Empresa Business School, Madrid
Index terms: Crusades, Economics - General, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 508-bReassessing the Dissolution of the Templars: King Dinis and their Suppression in Portugal
(Language: English)
Clive Porro, Queen Mary, University of London
Index terms: Crusades, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 508-cThe Chronique d’Amadi and the Arrest of the Templars on Cyprus
(Language: English)
Peter Edbury, School of History & Archaeology, Cardiff University
Index terms: Crusades, Historiography - Medieval, Politics and Diplomacy

2007 will be the 700th anniversary year of the arrest of the Templars and the beginning of the trial of the order, initially in France and subsequently throughout Catholic Christendom. The trial of the Templars not only stimulates debate among specialist scholars but is also a subject for interest among the wider public, most recently through Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code. An international group of both young and experienced scholars are assembling at the IMC at Leeds to examine various themes connected with the trial. In this first session, we consider the political background to the trial.