on 20 November 2013
For the benefit of those who have had the pleasure of being taught by the author, this is indeed as engaging as his lecture and seminar work!
This is a wonderful introduction to the magnificent subject of the Medieval Military Orders. Covering the Knights of the Hospital, the Teutonic Order and of course the Templars, this is an in-depth general survey text that offers a comprehensive knowledge of the military orders without slipping the a self-indulgent style of writing many scholars of this subject often lapse into. It is a wonderful study that serves as an excellent opening gambit for the subject, and is thoroughly referenced - it also includes a number of primary sources for our own entertainment.
Highly recommended if you are new to the topic, or, indeed, if you are a specialist looking for a simple overview of the MMOs. 5/5.