By Helen J. Nicholson
Founded to aid Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land and most renowned for his or her help for crusading, the army spiritual Orders' actions and pursuits stretched a ways past the frontiers of Christendom. Representing one of the most fresh advances in learn, during this quantity 11 students from Europe and North the US discover vital and hitherto under-researched points of the Orders' background, scrutinising their kin with the papacy, their organisational constitution, their devotional practices, their fortresses and their presence within the localities of Western Europe. specific consciousness is given to the Templars' trial of 1307-12 and the query of the way the surviving Orders reorganised themselves after the lack of the dominion of Jerusalem in 1291. the vast majority of the papers think about the top army Orders, the Hospitallers and Templars, yet there also are reviews of the Orders of Mountjoy and of St Lazarus, exhibiting how they tailored their actions to neighborhood necessities. those experiences replicate the energy of present scholarship at the army non secular Orders.
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On the Margins of Crusading: The Military Orders, the Papacy and the Christian World (Crusades - Subsidia) by Helen J. Nicholson