- Hardcover: 192 pages
- Publisher: The Boydell Press; 1st Edition edition (20 Dec. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0851158455
- ISBN-13: 978-0851158457
- Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 15.8 x 2.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,307 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Knights Hospitaller Hardcover – 20 Dec 2001
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Nicholson, one of the UK's leading historians of the medieval military orders, succeeds in setting out (the) main features in an authoritative and accessible manner. She has a flair for clear and uncluttered explanations enlivened with telling detail and quotation. And her account is comprehensive... An attractive volume. HISTORY Can be recommended not only to scholars but also to the general public. All those interested in the history of the crusades must be grateful to have so succinct, so reliable and so readable a summary. CRUSADES
Can be recommended not only to scholars but also to the general public. All those interested in the history of the crusades must be grateful to have so succinct, so reliable and so readable a summary. CRUSADES
Nicholson, one of the UK's leading histori --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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After being driven out of Palestine by the Muslims, the Hospitallers established themselves first at Cyprus, then at Rhodes and finally at Malta, where they became known as the Knights of Malta. Their main activity during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries was harassment of Muslim (Ottoman) shipping, interspersed with occasional attacks on the Ottoman-associated Barbary States in North Africa. In 1565, the Ottomans attempted to conquer Malta and destroy the knights, an attempt that spectacularly failed. The Knights of Malta participated in the famous Battle of Lepanto in 1571, when the Catholic powers routed the Ottoman fleet.Read more ›
There is an extensive further reading list and a list of masters from 1120-1988.
A first class book.
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