Compiled by Marco Maiorino and Pier Paolo Piergentili; historical commentary by Barbara Frale. Issued inside a purple bag with the insignia of the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum. This portfolio contains the text of documents relating to the trial of the Templars for heresy in Potiers, France from 1307-1314. It includes the minutes of the trial, published by the papal commissioner Bérenger Frédol, two testimonies of Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, the testimony of several Templars given in front of Pope Clement V, and Clement V's absolution given to the Templars. Within the portfolio is 1 volume (251 pages) and a case containing five manuscript facsimiles, a pamphlet signed by Sergio Pagano B., and three seals. The seals are replicas of those used by Frédol, Pierre de la Chapelle-Taillefer, and Pietro Colonna. Facsimiles are of Archivio vaticano manuscripts: A.A. Arm. D 208-210, 217(A), and Reg. Aven. 48. Library has copy 172 of 799.
Preliminary matter and commentary in Italian and English; main text in Latin.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.