By David Nicolle
Not like their someday competitors the Templars, the Order of St John of the medical institution of Jerusalem (or the Hospitallers as they're larger identified) was once no longer created end result of the First campaign in 1099: really, it was once most likely tested via a gaggle of Italian retailers from Amalfi within the mid-11th century. despite the fact that, by reason of the crusading circulate, the Hospitallers grew to become regarded specialists within the army services of opposing Islamic armies. This ebook, the 1st of 2 to ascertain the life-style, reviews and army position of the Hospitaller knight, covers the interval from the root of the order to the invasion of Rhodes in 1306.
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