The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem

Reviews Tibble’s book, Monarchy and Lordships in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem 1099-1291.

In this setting, Tibble shows how much political power and influence the Knights Templar and the Knights of St. John had in shaping the layout of the kingdom. Compared to these emerging powers, the secular authority was slowing diminishing. Tibble’s “Monarchy and Lordship in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem” is ultimately about the emergence of this power struggle between military and secular powers and, in this, he brings an original interpretation of the dynamics of this complex transferal of authority.