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Knight Hospitaller (1) : 1100-1306 - Hook

Knight Hospitaller (1)


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The Hospitallers were the first of the Secular Crusading Orders to be created, though they were only 'militarized' after the establishment of the Templers. The Hospitallers played a major role in the military struggle between Christendom and the Islamic World throughout the medieval and early modern periods. The Hospitallers recruited from a wide section of society, but their structure and attitudes reflected the aristocratic based society of their day. They primarily campaigned on land during the first phase of their existence, and primarily at sea during their second phase. This book offers a full exploration of the significant role played by the Hospitallers in the cultural, political and economic development of the Christian Empire.

Introduction: 'Warrior Monks'- Chronology - Origins and Militarisation of the Hospitallers - Recruitment - Organisation and Structure - Ranks and hierarchy - Motivation and Morale - Costume, weapons and harness - Uniform - Arms - Training, Strategy and Tactics - Support Services - Everyday Life - Colour plate commentary - Collections and major related sites - Archives and Museums - Main Middle Eastern Castles - Bibliography - Glossary

ISBN: 9781841762142
ISBN-10: 1841762148
Series: Warrior S. : Book 1
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 20th May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 18.2  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1