The Knights Templar exist in the modern day in organizations who can easily be found on the web. These contemporary groups have reclaimed the legacy of the historic Knights Templar as their own. This persona is publicly portrayed on their websites and constructed using understood symbols and concepts of the past. This construction also seeks to connect the modern to the historical for prestige and legitimacy, to make the persona concrete. This process is understood primarily through the theories of Eric Hobsbawm and Victor Turner, and illuminated with content analysis upon a selection of webpages.
Sociology and Anthropology; History
Ohsfeldt, Mike, "Knight Life: The Construction of the Modern Knight Templar through the Symbols of the Past" (2015). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 6934.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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