Knight Hospitaller (2)

Knight Hospitaller (2)


Warrior 41
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: WAR 41
  • Publication Date: 25 Nov 2001
  • ISBN: 9781841762159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC, including the overseas broadcasting Service, before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan. He now devotes himself to writing, and is a specialist in medieval arms and armour. He is also a frequent contributor to numerous specialist journals and international conferences. Christa Hook is one of Osprey's most popular illustrators, a reputation justly deserved given the perfect blend of attention to detail and narrative realisation that distinguishes her artwork. Her work for Osprey includes joint collaborations with her father, Richard, as well as titles on the Norman knight and the Saracen faris.


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

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