Class Year

2018

Date

4-25-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Department or Program

Art & Art History

Second Department or Program

Economics, Business, and Finance

First Advisor

Ann M. Roberts

Second Advisor

Perette Michelli

Third Advisor

Muris Hadzic

Fourth Advisor

Carolyn Tuttle

Abstract

Today the Knights Templar are known through a swirl of history and conspiracy. The Order of the Temple grew far beyond its original purpose, to reclaim the Holy Land and to protect pilgrims, becoming a banking, financial, and trade giant. The Knights Templars built innovative financial systems, along with a network of monasteries and churches, not only to support the crusades in the Holy Land, but to build, expand, and maintain their empire through the re-working of traditional European art forms to create a particular image of power and piety for both their patrons and enemies.

Language

English


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