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The Resource The Knights Hospitaller : a Military History of the Knights of St John

The Knights Hospitaller : a Military History of the Knights of St John

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The Knights Hospitaller : a Military History of the Knights of St John
Title
The Knights Hospitaller
Title remainder
a Military History of the Knights of St John
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Knights of St John evolved during the Crusades from a monastic order providing hostels for Christian pilgrims visiting the Holy Land. The need to provide armed escorts to the pilgrims began their transformation into a Military Order. Their fervour and discipline made them an elite component of most Crusader armies and Hospitaller Knights (as they were also known) took part in most of the major engagements, including Hattin, Acre and Arsuf. After the Muslims had reconquered the Crusader Kingdoms, the Order continued to fight from a new base, first in Rhodes and then in Malta. Taking to the sea, the Hospitallers became one of the major naval powers in the Mediterranean, defending Christian shipping from the Barbary Pirates (and increasingly turning to piracy themselves as funding from their estates in Europe dried up). They provided a crucial bulwark against Islamic expansion in the Mediterranean, obstinately resisting a massive siege of Malta by the Ottoman Turks in 1565. The Order remained a significant power in the Mediterranean until their defeat by Napoleon in 1798
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carr, John C
Dewey number
271.7912
Index
no index present
LC call number
CR4723
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Knights of Malta
  • Hospitalers
  • Knights of Malta
  • RELIGION
  • Hospitalers
Label
The Knights Hospitaller : a Military History of the Knights of St John
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue: The Pope's Divsions; List of Illustrations; Chapter 1 Unfinished Business; Chapter 2 Birth of a Military Order; Chapter 3 Europe and the Middle East in the Twelfth Century; Chapter 4 Gaining Experience; Chapter 5 The Horns of Blood; Chapter 6 'In Vi Sancti Spiritus'; Chapter 7 Exodus; Chapter 8 Back to Square One; Chapter 9 Rhodes: The Good Years; Chapter 10 Rhodes: The Sieges; Chapter 11 The Order in Europe; Chapter 12 Malta and Lepanto; Chapter 13 The Navy of the Religion; Chapter 14 The Price of Louis' Head; Chapter 15 Swords into Ploughshares; Chapter 16 Back to the Wars
  • EpilogueAppendix; Notes and References; Bibliography; Index
Control code
972293491
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473858893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972293491
Label
The Knights Hospitaller : a Military History of the Knights of St John
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue: The Pope's Divsions; List of Illustrations; Chapter 1 Unfinished Business; Chapter 2 Birth of a Military Order; Chapter 3 Europe and the Middle East in the Twelfth Century; Chapter 4 Gaining Experience; Chapter 5 The Horns of Blood; Chapter 6 'In Vi Sancti Spiritus'; Chapter 7 Exodus; Chapter 8 Back to Square One; Chapter 9 Rhodes: The Good Years; Chapter 10 Rhodes: The Sieges; Chapter 11 The Order in Europe; Chapter 12 Malta and Lepanto; Chapter 13 The Navy of the Religion; Chapter 14 The Price of Louis' Head; Chapter 15 Swords into Ploughshares; Chapter 16 Back to the Wars
  • EpilogueAppendix; Notes and References; Bibliography; Index
Control code
972293491
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781473858893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)972293491

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