Knight Hospitaller (2)

1306–1565

Knight Hospitaller (2) cover

Knight Hospitaller (2)

1306–1565

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Having campaigned on land during their early existence, the Hospitallers fought mainly at sea from the turn of the 14th century. The emphasis was now on small-scale operations, rather than the crusading invasion that had so often come to grief. Having conquered Rhodes, the Order fortified it and transferred there in 1309. A period of on-off warfare with the Mamluks became full-blown conflict with the Ottomans, who captured Rhodes in 1522, forcing the Hospitallers to transfer to Malta. This book, the second of two, takes a close look at the men who lived and died for the Hospitaller cause in this key period, and the political and economic role that the Order played within the Christian empire.

Table of Contents

The knights get a new home · Chronology · Recruitment · Organisation, structure and finance · Motivation and morale · Costume, arms and armour · Strategy, tactics, training and naval warfare · Support services · Everyday life and culture · Fortification and sieges · The move to Malta · Collections and major related sites · Further reading · Glossary · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published Nov 25 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841762159
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 74 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 41
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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